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Witness

The Selected Poems of Mario Benedetti

Witness
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Perseus Publishing

"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 Alegria

Mario 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.



The definitive bilingual selection of Benedetti's poetry in English, a major Latin American voice.


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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by Louise B. Popkin. Introduction by Margaret Randall. "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 Alegria.

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : White Pine Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1935210319
9781935210313
Branch Call Number: 861 Benedetti
Characteristics: 381 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Popkin, Louise B.

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