Vida En Marte

Vida En Marte

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Recognized by "The New York Times Book Review" as one of the most remarkable books of poems in 2001, and winner in 2012 of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize of Poetry, "Vida en Marte" suggests that discovering the enigmas of the universe is not the question. This is why Tracy K. Smith wrote these poems after the death of her father, who was a prominent engineer on the Hubble Telescope. It is then that Smith elevated her eyes towards the stars to build her Martian metaphor, a synonym of the unknown, the mysterious place where her father has vanished. But, at the same time, she focuses her telescope on the specific, intimate, and even ordinary things of daily life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 162 x 220 x 16mm | 280g
  • Spain
  • Spanish
  • Bilingual edition
  • 8415168721
  • 9788415168720

About Tracy K Smith

Tracy K. Smith is poet and professor at Princeton University. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. Smith is the author of "The Body's Question," which won the Cave Canem prize for the best first book by an African-American poet; "Duende," winner of the James Laughlin Award, and the Essence Literary Award; and "Life on Mars," which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry."
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