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By Gabriela Mistral, Stephen Tapscott

The first Latin American to obtain a Nobel Prize for Literature, the Chilean author Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) is usually characterised as a therapeutic, maternal voice who spoke on behalf of ladies, indigenous peoples, the disenfranchised, teenagers, and the agricultural negative. She is that political poet and extra: a poet of philosophical meditation, self-consciousness, and bold. it is a ebook choked with surprises and paradoxes. The complexity and structural boldness of those prose-poems, specifically the female-erotic prose items of her first ebook, cause them to a big second within the historical past of literary modernism in a practice that runs from Baudelaire, the North American moderns, and the South American postmodernistas. it is a publication that would be eye-opening and informative to the final reader in addition to to scholars of gender experiences, cultural stories, literary heritage, and poetry.

This Spanish-English bilingual quantity gathers the main recognized and consultant prose writings of Gabriela Mistral, that have no longer been as on hand to English-only readers as her poetry. The items are grouped into 4 sections. "Fables, Elegies, and issues of the Earth" comprises fifteen of Mistral's such a lot obtainable prose-poems. "Prose and Prose-Poems from Desolación / Desolation [1922]" provides all of the prose from Mistral's first very important booklet. "Lyrical Biographies" are Mistral's poetic meditations on Saint Francis and Sor Juana de l. a. Cruz. "Literary Essays, Journalism, 'Messages'" collects items that demonstrate Mistral's critiques on quite a lot of matters, together with the perform of educating; the writers Alfonso Reyes, Alfonsina Storni, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Pablo Neruda; Mistral's personal writing practices; and her social ideals. Editor/translator Stephen Tapscott rounds out the amount with a chronology of Mistral's lifestyles and a quick creation to her occupation and prose.

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