Selected Prose and Prose-Poems (häftad)
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University of Texas Press
Tapscott, Stephen (contributions)
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Selected Prose and Prose-Poems (häftad)

Selected Prose and Prose-Poems

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The first Latin American to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature, the Chilean writer Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) is often characterized as a healing, maternal voice who spoke on behalf of women, indigenous peoples, the disenfranchised, children, and the rural poor. She is that political poet and more: a poet of philosophical meditation, self-consciousness, and daring. This is a book full of surprises and paradoxes. The complexity and structural boldness of these prose-poems, especially the female-erotic prose pieces of her first book, make them an important moment in the history of literary modernism in a tradition that runs from Baudelaire, the North American moderns, and the South American postmodernistas. It's a book that will be eye-opening and informative to the general reader as well as to students of gender studies, cultural studies, literary history, and poetry. This Spanish-English bilingual volume gathers the most famous and representative prose writings of Gabriela Mistral, which have not been as readily available to English-only readers as her poetry. The pieces are grouped into four sections. "Fables, Elegies, and Things of the Earth" includes fifteen of Mistral's most accessible prose-poems. "Prose and Prose-Poems from Desolacion / Desolation [1922]" presents all the prose from Mistral's first important book. "Lyrical Biographies" are Mistral's poetic meditations on Saint Francis and Sor Juana de la Cruz. "Literary Essays, Journalism, 'Messages'" collects pieces that reveal Mistral's opinions on a wide range of subjects, including the practice of teaching; the writers Alfonso Reyes, Alfonsina Storni, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Pablo Neruda; Mistral's own writing practices; and her social beliefs. Editor/translator Stephen Tapscott rounds out the volume with a chronology of Mistral's life and a brief introduction to her career and prose.
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With his new translations . . . Stephen Tapscott makes great strides toward redefining Mistral, her work, and her life for the North American reader. This collection denies the critical urge to allow Mistral's most celebrated poetry to trump her multifaceted achievements and broad intellectual interests. For the anglophone Mistral aficionado, Selected Prose and Prose-Poems is a breath of fresh air from a window on unexplored terrain. * Bloomsbury Review * Tapscott's volume includes a rich variety of short texts--literary profiles, essays, stories for children, prose poems, biographies of religious figures, small fables extolling the romance of ordinary things, and writings on education and current events--and provides an excellent introduction to Mistral's prose. . . . [His] translations of Mistral's 'prose as tight as verse' are both lyrical and precise. * Women's Review of Books *

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Stephen Tapscott is Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Biographical Data Principal Publications I. Fables, Elegies, and Things of the Earth El mar The Sea La cebra The Zebra El faisan dorado The Golden Pheasant La harina Flour Elogio de la sal In Praise of Salt El higo The Fig La pina The Pineapple La tortuga The Tortoise Pan Bread La jirafa The Giraffe La alpaca The Alpaca El girasol The Sunflower Elogio del cristal In Praise of Glass Elogio de la arena In Praise of Sand Segundo elogio de la arena Second Praise-Song for the Sand II. Prose and Prose-Poems from Desolacion/Desolation (1922) La oracion de la maestra The Teacher's Prayer Los cabellos de los ninos Children's Hair Poemas de las madres Poems of the Mothers I. Poemas de las madres I. Poems of the Mothers II. Poemas de la madre mas triste II. Poems of the Saddest Mother Nota Note Canciones de cuna Lullabies Motivos del barro Motifs of Clay La flor de cuatro petalos The Four-Petaled Flower Poemas del extasis Poems of Ecstasy El arte Art Decalogo del artista Decalogue of the Artist Comentarios a poemas de Rabindranath Tagore Commentary on Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Lecturas espirituales Spiritual Readings Motivos de la Pasion Motifs of the Passion Poemas del hogar Poems of the Home Prosa escolar/Cuentos escolares Scholarly Prose/Stories for Schools Por que las canas son huecas Why Bamboo Canes Are Hollow Por que las rosas tienen espinas Why Roses Have Thorns La raiz del rosal The Root of the Rosebush El cardo The Thistle La charca The Puddle III. Lyrical Biographies Canto a San Francisco Song to Saint Francis Silueta de Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Profile of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz IV. Literary Essays, Journalism, "Messages" Decir el sueno To Declare the Dream Pensamientos pedagogicos Thoughts on Teaching Silueta de la india mexicana Profile of the Mexican Indian Woman Chile Chile Un hombre de Mexico: Alfonso Reyes A Man of Mexico: Alfonso Reyes Alfonsina Storni Alfonsina Storni Invitacion a la lectura de Rainer Maria Rilke An Invitation to Read Rainer Maria Rilke Si Napoleon no hubiese existido If Napoleon Had Never Existed Jose Marti Jose Marti Recado sobre Pablo Neruda A Message about Pablo Neruda Como escribo How I Write Sobre cuatro sorbos de agua On Four Sips of Water La palabra maldita The Forbidden Word Mis ideas sociales My Social Beliefs Translator's Remarks Index of Titles