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    Migrations (Paperback)(English / Spanish) By (author) Gloria Gervitz, Translated by Mark Schafer

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    DescriptionGloria Gervitz's epic poem Migraciones (Migrations) was in the process of composition for nearly thirty years, and was finally completed with the publication of a limited edition version of Septiembre (September), the seventh book, in 2003. This life's work revolves around themes of memory and history, family and displacement, the diaspora and integration, language and discovery, and is a dramatic affirmation that wonderful poetry continues to come out of Mexico. Gloria Gervitz lives in her native Mexico City. This book presents the entire text of "Migraciones" in its original Spanish, together with Mark Schafer's English translation. Gloria Gervitz is a Mexican poet (born 1942, Mexico City) whose work is rooted in memory, the Jewish diaspora, and the crossing of cultures.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gloria Gervitz, Translated by Mark Schafer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 694 g
    ISBN 13: 9780907562498
    ISBN 10: 0907562493

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    DC22: 861.64
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Shearsman Books
    Imprint name
    Shearsman Books
    Publication date
    15 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Gloria Gervitz was born in Mexico City in 1943, and still lives in her native city. Her life's work as a poet is a single epic work called Migraciones in Spanish, 'Migrations' in English translation.
    Review quote
    "To say that this is a book of the immigrant experience - which in some sense it is - is to underrate the range of form and feeling that Gervitz brings to it, creating thereby an epic of the migratory self. Like Pound's 'Cantos' or Zukofsky's 'A', hers is the work of a lifetime: a life's work including not only autobiography and familial memories as a kind of history but rife with religious and mystical imagery from Jewish kabbala to Mexican folk Catholicism and beyond. Migrations takes its place with theirs as a long and difficult poem which is the achievement of a great poetic talent: a complex tribute to the complex world from which it comes." - Jerome Rothenberg