The Doubtful Strait / El estrecho dudoso
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The Doubtful Strait / El estrecho dudoso

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"... very well translated... Cardenal merits praise for presenting, on such an ambitious scale, a passionate alternative history of the Spanish encounter with Central America." -Booklist"Combining hsitory with poetry, Cardenal exposes the violence, treachery, injustice, and exploitation that are so much a part of [Central America and Mexico's] past and present." -World Literature Today"Explore this dense, beautiful poem and you will be rewarded with riches that `delight and hurt not'." -Nicaragua Update"... a remarkable text.... El estrecho dudoso is a masterful and compelling poetic account of early colonial Central America, and the translation is likewise masterful." -Colonial Latin American Historical ReviewIn this book-length poem, Nicaraguan priest and revolutionary Ernesto Cardenal tells the story of the Spanish conquest of Central America from the "discovery" of the American continent to recent historical events. A remarkable achievement and an engrossing narrative, the poem is published here in both Spanish and English.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 18mm | 358.34g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025320903X
  • 9780253209030

About Ernesto Cardenal

ERNESTO CARDENAL is a poet, priest, and revolutionary. His works include Cosmic Canticle, Zero Hour and Other Documentary Poems, In Cuba, and Los Ovnis de Oro / Golden UFOs. JOHN LYONS has translated Cardenal's Cosmic Canticles and is the author of a study of Cardenal. TAMARA R. WILLIAMS is Associate Professor of Spanish at Hamilton College.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTIONTRANSLATOR'S NOTE ON PUNCTUATIONEl estrecho dudosoThe Doubtful StraitGLOSSARYshow more

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