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Absolute Solitude
Author: Dulce Maria Loynaz

ISBN: 9780914671220
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15 March 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.1 x 15.1 x 1.7
Description:
In the first comprehensive selection and translation of Dulce Maria Loynaz's poetry, James O'Connor invites us to hear the haunting voice of Cuba's celebrated poet, whom the Nobel Laureate Juan Ramon Jimenez terms in his Foreword, "archaic and new...tender, weightless, rich in abandon." Widely published in Spain during the 1950s, Loynaz's poetry was almost forgotten in Cuba after the Revolution. International recognition came to her late: at the age of ninety she was living in seclusion in Havana when the Royal Spanish Academy awarded her the 1992 Cervantes Prize, the highest literary accolade in the Spanish language. The first English publication of her work,Absolute Solitude contains a selection of poems from each of Loynaz's books, including the acclaimed prose poems fromPoems with No Names, a selection of posthumously published work.

About the Author

Dulce Maria Loynaz (1902-1997), "the grande dame of Cuban letters," received international recognition in 1992 for her nearly century-long contributions to Spanish letters when she was awarded the Cervantes Prize, widely recognized ...

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