Desolacion by Gabriela Mistral

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Mistral was the first Latin American to win the Nobel for literature, and this reissue of her first volume showcases a formidable poet's tender and passionate sides as she uses religious symbolism and the evocative imagery of the Chilean landscape to convey her struggles with desire, grief, and what it meant to be a woman in Chile during the early 20th century. Thanks in no small part to the skillful English renderings by translators including Langston Hughes, this collection is rich in the rhythm and music of Mistral's verse and should bring new readers to an unjustly neglected writer.



Desolación By Gabriela Mistral, Alejandra C. Quintana Arocho (Translator), Inés Bellina (Translator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9798987926437
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Published: Sundial House - January 2nd, 2024