Looking Within/Mirar adentro: Selected Poems/Poemas escogidos, 1954-2000 (African American Life Series) pdf epub fb2

Looking Within/Mirar adentro: Selected Poems/Poemas escogidos, 1954-2000 (African American Life Series) by Nancy Morejón pdf epub fb2

Looking Within/Mirar adentro: Selected Poems/Poemas escogidos, 1954-2000 (African American Life Series) Author: Nancy Morejón
Title: Looking Within/Mirar adentro: Selected Poems/Poemas escogidos, 1954-2000 (African American Life Series)
ISBN: 081433038X
ISBN13: 978-0814330388
Other Formats: lit lrf docx mbr
Pages: 376 pages
Publisher: Wayne State University Press; Bilingual edition (December 1, 2002)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1392 kb
Size EPUB version: 1644 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




The African Cuban poet Nancy Morejón set out at a young age to explore the beauty and complexities of the life around and within her. Themes of social and political concern, loyalty, friendship and family, African identity, women's experiences, and hope for Cuba's future all found their way into her poems through bold metaphor and tender lyricism. This panoramic anthology, selected from ten volumes of Morejón's work and organized by theme, contains some poems that have already been acclaimed in several languages, others that are less known, and some never before published. Overall they present to Morejón's readership an enhanced, broader, and updated spectrum of her poetry in a Spanish-English edition.

Although Morejón does not sympathize as much with intellectualized feminism as with "street" feminism (the kind that erupts with force as it confronts daily life), her poems illuminate issues in women's existence. Without intending to, she has revitalized contemporary Caribbean feminist literary discourse. One can find in her work the tensions between colonizer and colonized, dominator and dominated, and at the same time enjoy the sheer beauty of images depicting suffering, strength, and hope.