Empire of Dreams

Empire of Dreams


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ISBN-13: 9781611090659
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Giannina Braschi is Puerto Rico’s most influential and versatile writer of poetry, fiction, and essays. She was a tennis champion and fashion model during her teen years before discovering writing. She lived in Madrid, Paris, Rome, and London before settling in New York where she taught at Colgate, Rutgers, and City University. With a Ph.D. in Golden Age Spanish literature, she has written on Cervantes, Garcilaso, Lorca, Machado, Vallejo, and Bécquer. Author of Empire of Dreams and Yo-Yo Boing!, Braschi’s cutting-edge work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the NY Foundation for the Arts, El Diario, PEN American Center, Ford Foundation, Danforth Scholarship, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, and Reed Foundation. She writes in three languages—Spanish, Spanglish, and English—to express the enculturation process of Hispanic immigrants—and to explore the three political options of her island—Nation, Colony, or State. Braschi dedicates her life’s work to inspiring liberation.
Her previous publications have been praised by the New York Daily News, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, Rain Taxi, DiverseCity Magazine, and the Boston Globe.

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Empire of Dreams 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Empire of Dreams by Giannina Braschi is a wild surreal prose-poetic ode to living in New York City as if it was caught between the urban and a land of mythic dreams. An incredible sense of language and the immediacy of the process of writing as a saving grace. Honestly I need to reread it, many many times, and you should too," raved THE ABSENT NARRATIVE. The poetry here is high modernist in its generosity of spirit, expansiveness of vision, and its love of playfulness. Braschi is a poet's poet.
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