Lost Cities Go To Paradise: Las Ciudades Perdidas Van Al Paraíso by Alicia BorinskyLost Cities Go To Paradise: Las Ciudades Perdidas Van Al Paraíso by Alicia Borinsky

Lost Cities Go To Paradise: Las Ciudades Perdidas Van Al Paraíso

byAlicia BorinskyTranslated byRegina Galasso

Paperback | August 15, 2015

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In Lost Cities Go to Paradise, poetry breaks into song and poetic prose becomes lively storytelling as Alicia Borinsky raises intimate questions about the fragility of contemporary life. Composed of many layered scenes, unforgettable characters, snapshots, and vignettes, this collection of quick-witted poems and short fiction mixes deceit and conceit with moments of tenderness and the elusive nature of humanity, asking if identity is more than a festival of masks and self-invention.
At the center of Borinsky’s work are the cities, which are a masquerade of disaster and spectacle that moves through space and time. Within these cities reside a man with two bills who gives three out of generosity, a woman who hides her face so that she may be better seen, cheating lovers who betray only to end up entwined in a tango, and immigrants who borrow each other’s accents. Filled with energy and irreverence, Lost Cities Go to Paradise captures the indignities and excitement of living among others in a society and discovering what is valued—and all that is not.
Alicia Borinsky teaches Latin American and comparative literature at Boston University, where she also directs the Buenos Aires Cultural Studies Program. Her books include Frivolous Women and Other Sinners, also published by Swan Isle Press. Regina Galasso is assistant professor of comparative literature in the Department of Languages,...
Title:Lost Cities Go To Paradise: Las Ciudades Perdidas Van Al ParaísoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:193 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:August 15, 2015Publisher:Swan Isle PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0983322074

ISBN - 13:9780983322078

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Succinct like a boxer’s jab, the poems in Lost Cities Go to Paradise strike their target with surprising precision, often capturing a moment or a fleeting thought before moving on to the next piece. Borinsky weaves the political, the personal, the social, and the trivial into her verse with equal vigor, unveiling a rich tapestry of life in the contemporary world when considered as a whole.