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Historias y Poemas de una lucha de clases (Colección Roque Dalton) (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Paperback – August 1, 2010

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Product Details

  • Series: Colección Roque Dalton
  • Paperback: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Ocean Sur (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1921235691
  • ISBN-13: 978-1921235696
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,415,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Roque Dalton (1935-1975) was an enormously influential figure in the history of Latin America as a poet, essayist, intellectual and revolutionary. As a poet who brilliantly fused politics and art, his example permanently changed the direction of Central American poetry. The author of 18 volumes of poetry and prose, one of which (Taberna y otros lugares) received a Casa de las Américas prize in 1967, his work combines fierce satirical irony with a humane and exuberant tenderness. His legacy extends beyond his achievements as a poet to his political writings and political work in his native El Salvador.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arturo A. Revelo on July 7, 2011
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Ironic that a man who was a first generation Salvadoran became the most important poet of the second half of the twentieth century in that tiny country. These poems, first published under the title "Poemas Clandestinos" in the early eighties, represent a unique and rare compendium of observations of life from, by and for a revolutionary moment that is forever frozen in time within the powerful verse of Roque Dalton. The author, using different names for each part of the book, dives into a historical moment that was the presage to the unfinished revolution in that poor nation. The savage realism of some of the themes, and the tender almost innocent depiction of a poet's view of his surroundings, his most cherished and deepest emotions. Love among fighters, trapped in the midst of a violent struggle, all serve as an aperture, that instant which signals the commencement of a revolutionary moment, a struggle that is both violence and filled with hope; and is senseless as it is grotesque; unique and simple, complex and beautiful. For those men who may find poetry an uncomfortable trip into their feminine side, fear no evil, these poems have the explosive content of a bomb on the hands of a crowd storming the Bastille. Iconic, unique, singular, vibrant, curious and, even now still, refreshing. Note: They are in Spanish, so good luck.
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