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Rebellion Is the Circle of a Lovers Hands/Rebelió (Spanish and English Edition) (Spanish) Paperback – July 1, 1995

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Curbstone Books; 1st edition (July 1, 1995)
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • ISBN-10: 0915306956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915306954
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 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: #386,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Espada, a lawyer of Puerto Rican descent, here continues the denunciatory message of his two previously published collections. These 34 short poems, about half of which have already seen publication in literary journals, document the victimization of downtrodden and alienated Hispanics. Universalized, this victimization ultimately reflects the plight of all oppressed minorities. The combative, oppositional free verse, tinged with sardonic humor, provides the appropriate medium for the politically activist tone. This bilingual edition, with a facing Spanish version translated from the original English in collaboration with the author, is suitable for American ethnic literature, especially Nuyorican collections.
- Lawrence Olszewski, OCLC, Dublin, Ohio
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"Astonishingly bold young poet." -- New York Times Book Reviews

"Espada is a responsible and caring poet with a talent that equals his task." -- Gary Soto, Small Press

"His poems are, by turns, ferocious, tender, ardently political or touching biographical." -- Christian Science Moniter

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Curbstone Press, Jantje Tielken, Editorial Assistant, October 11, 2001 on September 10, 2001
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"In language that is always surprising and never didactic, the poems both celebrate and condemn, instruct and honor." --San Francisco Chronicle Review
"Astonishingly bold young poet." --The New York Times Book Review
"Without ever relying on abstractions such as 'racism' or 'poverty', [Marín Espada] brings the reader face to face with these conditions by showing us the human tissue these terms so often mask." --Bloomsbury Review
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