?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Absolute Solitude: Selected PoemsAbsolute Solitude: Selected Poems by Dulce María Loynaz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


From the description: "Widely published in Spain during the 1950s, Dulce Maria Loynaz's poetry was almost forgotten in Cuba after the Revolution. International recognition came to her late: at the age of ninety she was living in seclusion in Havana when the Royal Spanish Academy awarded her the 1992 Cervantes Prize, the highest literary accolade in the Spanish language. The first English publication of her work, Absolute Solitude contains a selection of poems from each of Loynaz's books, including the acclaimed prose poems from Poems with No Names, a selection of posthumously published work."

The book includes the original Spanish versions of the poems as well as the English translation and capture the poet's essence as she delves into love and its weight, the strength and vulnerability that come with it. Some beautiful work.

[I received an electronic galley of this book through Netgalley.]



View all my reviews

Profile

polar bear
thndrstd
Thunderstud

Latest Month

November 2017
S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow