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Witness: The Selected Poems of Mario Benedetti #2020

Witness The Selected Poems of Mario Benedetti It gives me great pleasure to see the work of Benedetti one of the great poets of our language made available to US readers in Popkin s wonderful translations Her carefully crafted adaptations of Ma

  • Title: Witness: The Selected Poems of Mario Benedetti
  • Author: Mario Benedetti Louise B. Popkin Margaret Randall Louise Popkin
  • ISBN: 9781935210313
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Witness: The Selected Poems of Mario Benedetti By Mario Benedetti Louise B. Popkin Margaret Randall Louise Popkin, It gives me great pleasure to see the work of Benedetti, one of the great poets of our language, made available to US readers in Popkin s wonderful translations Her carefully crafted adaptations of Mario s poems convey all the wisdom, nostalgia, and irony that inform his verses in language that retains their musicality Anyone who has translated poetry will appreciate wh It gives me great pleasure to see the work of Benedetti, one of the great poets of our language, made available to US readers in Popkin s wonderful translations Her carefully crafted adaptations of Mario s poems convey all the wisdom, nostalgia, and irony that inform his verses in language that retains their musicality Anyone who has translated poetry will appreciate what an accomplishment that represents Claribel AlegriaMario Benedetti 1920 2009 is regarded as one of Latin America s most important twentieth century writers and one of Uruguay s most revered writers of novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and essays.

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    1. Las palabras no son mundo hasta que no calan nuestros huesos, hasta que no rompen la barrera del lenguaje y se convierten en invocaci n de vidas ya gastadas pero nunca perdidas en el olvido Leer a Benedetti me ha permitido entender el verdadero significado de la palabra exilio Uno nace poeta y Benedetti hizo de la poes a una forma natural de expresi n Sin buscar opacidad y apostando por frases cortas, directas y abusando de conjunciones y repeticiones como si de canciones de cuna se trataran, Be [...]

    2. When a desensitized world renders me speechless, he gives me words.Graceful words that waltz across the lyrical page, words that introduce an international landscape and era, words that traverse cultures and language to rest upon my reading conscience When the world around me seems shaky, bewildering and negative, he tells me his stories of depression during a period of Latin America s wars of the 1970s and 80s, when his native home, Uruguay, had a front row seat to brutality He depicts his exil [...]

    3. with some eighty books to his name, it is rather regrettable that so little of mario benedetti s work is available in english translation there are seven books at last count, at least one of which is long out of print the late uruguayan author composed short stories, novels, poems, plays, and essays, and was widely celebrated throughout latin america as one of their most important writers following the 1973 coup, benedetti fled uruguay and lived in exile for over a decade, an experience which in [...]

    4. Un fin de semana fant stico con Benedetti.Mi amiga Dolors, angl fila donde las haya, me presta el libro Witness The selected poems of Mario Benedetti , una edici n biling e de White Pine Press, Buffalo, Nueva York, 2012.Los poemas de Benedetti son hermosos Lo son por su sencillez y porque van directos al coraz n del lector, sin pasar por el cerebro, como me gusta decirlo a m Conmueven, emocionan.Una selecci n personal de tem tica amorosa Asunci n de ti Poema dedicado a su esposa Luz Un poema de [...]

    5. En su poes a, Benedetti desnuda su alma y la observa en sus melanc licos pensamientos de soledad, desencuentros, p rdida o muerte con la pensativa curiosidad de un testigo.Es sencilla, directa, profunda no voy a lamentarme ni a re r s lo quisiera penetrar en m con la curiosidad del inocenteDe repente, un detalle cotidiano desencadena el movimiento de la introspecci n Un afilador de cuchillos invita al poeta a avivar sus recuerdos atenuados, sus vagabundeos por Montevideo se trasforman en paseos [...]

    6. I choose the path of love with scant courage with few hopes but with memory Mario Benedetti bore witness to the throb of love he carried for the oppressed, and his poems became the voice of los despareccieron the ones who are gone, disappeared in the many civil wars of South and Central America Everywhere this Uruguayan exile wandered he always heard a martyr s moan in the wind, and the ache for missing los compa eros filled every corner of his vast heart before settling into his fragile bones l [...]

    7. Never heard of him before asking a Guatemalan friend of mine for a poetry suggestion Like with most poets, I found a few e.g Outdoor Poems from Tossing and Turning 2002 that I enjoyed noted to read in the future This is a great book for showing his style over the years Also was nice to have one side be in Spanish and the other in English so you can share it with your Spanish speaking friends

    8. One of the best poets of the 20th century hands down Overshadowed by Neruda and Borges but deserves to be read in translation as much as either of them Incredibly impressed, especially with his earlier work.

    9. A former colleague from Mexico introduced me to Mario Benedetti during a literary chat while working together She spoke of him with highest praise and respect stating that her favorite poem from his collection is A la Izquierda del roble To the left of the oak tree and that I must read this poem along with his other works She followed up the day after by presenting me a CD of audio recordings from Benedetti which I listened and did my best to comprehend since English is my primary language I loo [...]

    10. Jeremy s review was dead on, and I agree with practically everything he said This is a terrific translation of Benedetti s poems, one that shows the translator s knowledge of not just the Spanish language, but the local Uruguayan dialect, and her intimate knowledge of the political context and local culture I was born and raised in Montevideo, Benedetti s home town, and it s a pleasure to see his work so carefully handled.Some of the interesting intepretational choices you observed in Hatfield s [...]

    11. I think his poems are great even in translation This is a very nice compilation, arranged chronologically with an Introduction and Notes that let the poems speak for themselves Previously, I posted Wake Up Love Despabilate amor on FB because it is my favorite Vitae is my second choice, but I don t feel that existential dread mood right now tonight His political poems are moving and to the point, especially Che and Money changers Mercaderes Here is Rifts Grietas The fact isThere s no shortage ofr [...]

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