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Volcan: Poems from Central America

Volcan: Poems from Central America

A contact bomb, a volcano ready to erupt describes not only Central America in the 1980s but-in the conception of its editors-this anthology of contraband poetry. The poems themselves were often copied by hand and smuggled onto Mexico, from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and N... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780872861534
Barcode 9780872861534
Published 1 October 1986 by City Lights Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language Spanish
Author(s) Edited by Murguia, Alejandro
Edited by Paschke, Barbara
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ISBN-13 9780872861534
ISBN-10 0872861538
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Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher City Lights Books
Imprint City Lights Books
Publication Date 1 October 1986
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language Spanish
Author(s) Edited by Murguia, Alejandro
Edited by Paschke, Barbara
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Spanish
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 259g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Central American poetry - 20th century - Translations into English, Central American poetry - 20th century
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 861.00809728
Catalogue Code Not specified

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A contact bomb, a volcano ready to erupt describes not only Central America in the 1980s but-in the conception of its editors-this anthology of contraband poetry. The poems themselves were often copied by hand and smuggled onto Mexico, from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. In all those countries, except Nicaragua, this poetry is banned. The thirty-nine poets represented here give potent voice to the struggles of their peoples under the crushing oppression of life under the volcano in these war-stunned lands. Many of these women and men have been jailed, exiled, killed, or otherwise made to disappear. Still they survive in these faithful and sensitive translations by a new literary underground in North America.

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