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Title Contemporary Uruguayan poetry : a bilingual anthology / edited by Ronald Haladyna ; introduction, English translations, bibliographies and notes by the editor.

Imprint Lewisburg, Pa. : Bucknell University Press, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  861.009895 C767u 2010    ---  Available
Description 356 p. ; 24 cm.
Language English and Spanish.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Jorge Arbeleche -- Nancy Bacelo -- Washington Benavides -- Mario Benedetti -- Amanda Berenguer -- Luis Bravo -- Selva Casal -- Rafael Courtoisie -- Marosa Di Giorgio -- Enrique Fierro -- Alfredo Fressia -- Saul Ibargoyen -- Circe Maia -- Jorge Meretta -- Eduardo Milan -- Alvaro Miranda -- Salvador Puig -- The poets and their bibliographies.
Summary "This volume is intended as an introduction of contemporary poetry by notable Uruguayan poets to the English-reading world, but also to readers of Spanish unfamiliar with them. The introduction provides a brief background on Uruguay for readers unfamiliar with the country. Each poet is represented by an ample and varied selection of poems originally published in Spanish, here with English translations on facing pages. The final chapter is devoted to a brief biographical sketch of each poet and an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources." "A number of these poets have had poems translated into other languages and included in national and international anthologies, and have received international recognition for their work, but they are still virtually unknown in English-speaking countries. Although some of Spanish America's most celebrated narrative writers of the past quarter century have garnered public, academic, and critical attention abroad, their poets have not. Part of this is due to a lack of orientation; a need to identify which poets of the hundreds currently writing are noteworthy.".
"The editor of this anthology addresses this literary omission by identifying seventeen Uruguayans deserving of recognition: Jorge Arbeleche, Nancy Bacelo, Washington Benavides, Mario Benedetti, Amanda Berenguer, Luis Bravo, Selva Casal, Rafael Courtoisie, Marosa Di Giorgio, Enrique Fierro, Alfredo Fressia, Saul Ibargoyen, Circe Maia, Jorge Meretta, Eduardo Milan, Alvaro Miranda, and Salvador Puig. The selection of these poets is based on extensive research and personal taste, but also because they have a recognized, sustained record of published books of poetry, especially during the 1990s; they have been favorably acknowledged for their work by peers and critics--through reviews and interviews in local news media; they have received recognition through national or international literary awards; and, for the most part, they are still active as poets in the new millennium. Furthermore, they comprise a representative cross section of diverse generations, perspectives, themes, and poetics extant in today's poetry in Uruguay." "Each of the poets is represented by a selection of original poems in Spanish to demonstrate the diversity of their expression and English translations to render them meaningful for both English and Spanish reading publics. The extensive bibliographies of primary and secondary sources of each poet is unprecedented; hopefully it will serve as a guide to encourage research on this neglected area of Spanish American literature. There is currently no canon of contemporary Uruguayan poets, but this project is intended to provide a meaningful step toward opening a discussion of such a canon."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Uruguayan poetry -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Uruguayan poetry -- 21st century -- Translations into English.
Uruguayan poetry -- 20th century.
Uruguayan poetry -- 21st century.
Uruguayan poetry -- 20th century -- Bibliography.
Uruguayan poetry -- 21st century -- Bibliography.
Added Author Haladyna, Ronald.
ISBN 9780838757796 (alk. paper)

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