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The Poetess Counts to 100 and Bows Out : Selected Poems by Ana Enriqueta Terán.

Author/Creator:
Terán, Ana Enriqueta.
Publication:
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2002.
Series:
The Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation Ser.
The Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation Ser. ; v.51
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (99 pages)
Subjects:
Terán, Ana Enriqueta -- Translations into English.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Ana Enriqueta TerÁn is arguably Venezuela's finest poet. Celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, she is almost unknown among anglophones. Until now only a handful of her poems have been translated into English, giving at best a diluted impression of a uniquely intense imagination.This bilingual edition reveals the power and beauty of this poet's Spanish poems through English versions of corresponding force. It invites readers to enter TerÁn's world--a world at once strongly Venezuelan and universally human, imbued with great beauty, sardonic humor, pitiless compassion, lucid wisdom, and joyful affirmation.Selected from several volumes of TerÁn's work, these poems span half a century of composition and show an extraordinary range in both form and substance. Some are written in closed forms, some in free verse. Some are carefully evocative representations of the landscapes and cityscapes that have nourished the poet's intelligence and imagination. Others are dramatic character studies. All are infused with TerÁn's rare sensibility and realized through language that manages to be at once graceful, urgent, and explosive. This volume is a treasure for all lovers of poetry.Deal Struck with HappinessHow much sweetness to make right the nightand this clutch of anemones near thin smooth consoling stones, stones havens of southern weather. Of a woman who watches Cepheids quaver among lightbursting mangroves. Of a woman who offers cats-eyes and clematis only, Islands, for the sake of setting right her deal struck with happiness.
Contents:
Intro
Table of Contents
Translator's Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note about Sources
FROM House Made of Utterance
« TO A WHITE HORSE»
« THE NAME »
« WORDSTONE »
« DEAL STRUCK WITH HAPPINESS »
« THE EAGLE »
« FIT VISION OF THIS DARK SIDE »
« DREAMS »
« THIRD TRY AT THE MOTHER HOUSE »
« MESSAGES FOR THE OLDER BROTHER »
« MUSIC WITH PSALM FOOT »
« PEBBLES FOR SCRYING »
« THE POETESS COUNTS TO 100 AND BOWS OUT »
FROM Sonnets out of All My Seasons
« SO MUCH BREAD, SO MUCH OIL »
« THE STRANGERS RATTLED AT THE DOOR »
« SHE TOOK IN NIGHT IN THE PIER GLASS »
« ONE ONLY LEAF, ADAGIOED UP »
« LOS MORADORES LANZAN SUS ESCRITOS »
« EN TUS CATORCE VERSOS SURGEN FINAS »
« UNA CHENCHENA EN EL SUAPURE RíO »
« ES UN CHARCO DE SOMBRA Y EN LA CARA »
« SABIDURíAS DE TORZAL INCIERTO »
« MúSICA PARA LABIOS, TORBELLINO »
« LAS RESPUESTAS OSCILAN EN UN VANO »
« NEGRO, AMARILLO, BLANCO COMO FINO »
D E Albatros
« ALBATROS »
« ALBATROSS »
« OFICIO äSPERO »
« ASCENSOS Y AúN DISTANCIAS »
« AVES NUNCA VISTAS »
« TODAVíA NO REPOSO »
« VOLUNTAD DE GRITO RASGADO »
D E Autobiografía en tercetos
« RIO MOMBOY »
« EL MOTATäN »
« OTROS RíOS »
« INVOCACIóN A LA MADRE ».
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Smith, Marcel.
Terán, Ana Enriqueta.
Terán, Ana Enriqueta.
Tern, Ana Enriqueta.
Terán, Ana Enriqueta.
Other format:
Print version: Terán, Ana Enriqueta The Poetess Counts to 100 and Bows Out
ISBN:
9781400825202
9780691096728
OCLC:
463181530
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