Bernice Zamora's long-awaited second book of poetry combines her previously published, well-received poems with a selection of new work. Her first collection, Restless Serpents (1976), was critically acclaimed for its mature, carefully crafted poems that successfully combine folklore, political insights, and academic concerns. The thirty new poems in this volume show, when juxtaposed with the earlier ones, Zamora's enduring preoccupation with a sense of self as it is heightened by participation in the community. Her poetic voice attempts to retrieve the Chicano past, both the positive and problematic elements, and examine it within the developing Chicano culture. Zamora's poetry is often political and gender-specific. Nevertheless, it is never narcissistic, for it portrays the Chicana self as it functions in the larger, advancing Chicano community. In this sense, Zamora is a constructive and political folk poet. In her work, the Chicana self functions neither to be absorbed into nor alienated from the larger community, but rather to challenge and modify its assumptions.
History of the city of Panama through the architectural study of 30 selected buildings. Each entry includes the name, date and history of the building and the name of the architect. Includes location maps to create an itinerary.
Latin Americans have written some of the world's finest poetry in the twentieth century, as the Nobel Prizes awarded to Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz attest. Yet this rich literary production has never been gathered into a single volume that attempts to represent the full range and the most important writers--until now. Here, under one cover, are the major poets and their major works, which appear both in the original language (Spanish or Portuguese) and in excellent English translations. The poems selected include the most famous representative poems of each poetic tradition, accompanied by other poems that represent the best of that tradition and of each poet's work within it. Tapscott's selections cover the full range, from the Modernist generation though the Mexican Revolutionary post-Moderns and the Vanguardist poets to very contemporary younger writers of political and experimental commitments. In all, eighty-five poets, including Pablo Neruda, Nicanor Parra, Octavio Paz, Gabriela Mistral, Nicolas Guillen, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Carlos Pellicer, Cesar Vallejo, and Cecília Meireles, and over 400 poems are included, often in translations by some of North America's most esteemed poets.
Author : Editors of Reader's Digest
ISBN : 9682803950
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Besides answering questions about the history and folklore of Christmas, this book also contains poetry and words to Christmas carols, literary and historical fragments, quotations and sayings, legends and recipes. It also includes a CD of instrumental Christmas music.