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Madwomen : The "Locas Mujeres" Poems of Gabriela Mistral
by Gabriela Mistral and Randall Couch


Overview - A schoolteacher whose poetry catapulted her to early fame in her native Chile and an international diplomat whose boundary-defying sexuality still challenges scholars, Gabriela Mistral (1889 1957) is one of the most important and enigmatic figures in Latin American literature of the last century.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A schoolteacher whose poetry catapulted her to early fame in her native Chile and an international diplomat whose boundary-defying sexuality still challenges scholars, Gabriela Mistral (1889 1957) is one of the most important and enigmatic figures in Latin American literature of the last century. The Locas mujeres poems collected here are among Mistral s most complex and compelling, exploring facets of the self in extremis poems marked by the wound of blazing catastrophe and its aftermath of mourning.
From disquieting humor to balladlike lyricism to folkloric wisdom, these pieces enact a tragic sense of life, depicting madwomen who are anything but mad. Strong and intensely human, Mistral s poetic women confront impossible situations to which no sane response exists. This groundbreaking collection presents poems from Mistral s final published volume as well as new editions of posthumous work, featuring the first English-language appearance of many essential poems. Madwomen promises to reveal a profound poet to a new generation of Anglophone readers while reacquainting Spanish readers with a stranger, more complicated madwoman than most have ever known."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226531915
  • ISBN-10: 0226531910
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: October 2009
  • Page Count: 168
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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