The Doubtful Strait / El estrecho dudoso
... very well translated... Cardenal merits praise for presenting, on such an ambitious scale, a passionate alternative history of the Spanish encounter with Central America." -BooklistCombining 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 TodayExplore 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.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 154 x 230 x 18mm | 358.34g
- 22 Feb 1995
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
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.
Table of contents
INTRODUCTIONTRANSLATOR'S NOTE ON PUNCTUATIONEl estrecho dudosoThe Doubtful StraitGLOSSARY