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The Common Grief (Contemporary Bilingual Editions Series) Paperback – July 1, 1995

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This bilingual edition introduces English-speaking readers to a Honduran poet who seems very much a man without a country: "It's a landscape, not a land." Anxious to locate himself, he personifies-and hence personalizes-cities, buildings, and rivers. Poem after poem is dedicated to a friend. Written over four decades in which strife and change continually threatened his small country, these gently innocent poems wend their way toward death, stopping here and there to capture the games that lovers play in the face of death. Sosa is a true romantic born into a highly political time, his language frequently awkward, and his imagery symbolic, cliched, or vague. Optimistically refusing to engage in diatribes against war and murder, he does his best to praise with a pointing finger. Unfortunately, the writing often falls short of its target. Recommended for larger poetry collections.
Rochelle Ratner, formerly Poetry Editor, "Soho Weekly News," New York
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Born in Honduras to a poor family, Sosa's childhood reflected the severe social and political repressions of his times. This provides a rich array of poems which describe his views of poetry, politics, and life in Honduras." -- Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • Series: Contemporary Bilingual Editions Series
  • Paperback: 109 pages
  • Publisher: Curbstone Books; 1st edition (July 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1880684233
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880684238
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,287,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Felix Aguilar, MD on December 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book of poems about the sense of grief that sometimes affects people is compelling, painful and cathartic...Sosa's book helped me, as a physician, to deal with what I've seen.
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By Felix Aguilar, MD on December 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book of poems about the sense of grief that sometimes affects people is compelling, painful and cathartic...Sosa's book helped me, as a physician, to deal with what I've seen.
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This book of poems about the sense of grief that sometimes affects people is compelling, painful, and cathartic. Sosa's book helped me to deal with what I've seen as a doctor.
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