The Country Between Us by Carolyn ForcheThe Country Between Us by Carolyn Forche

The Country Between Us

byCarolyn Forche

Paperback | March 31, 1982

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The book opens with a series of poems about El Salvador, where Forché worked as a journalist and was closely involved with the political struggle in that tortured country in the late 1970's. Forché's other poems also tend to be personal, immediate, and moving. Perhaps the final effect of her poetry is the image of a sensitive, brave, and engaged young woman who has made her life a journey. She has already traveled to many places, as these poems indicate, but beyond that is the sense of someone who is, in Ignazio Silone's words, coming from far and going far.

"Here is a poetry of courage and passion, which manages to be tender and achingly sensual and what is often called"(Margaret Atwood)
Title:The Country Between UsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.16 inPublished:March 31, 1982Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060909269

ISBN - 13:9780060909260

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Editorial Reviews

"Here is a poetry of courage and passion, which manages to be tender and achingly sensual and what is often called 'political' at the same time. This is a major new voice."-- Margaret Atwood"Here's a poet who doing what I want to do, what I want to see all of us poets doing in this time without any close parallels or precedents in history: she is creating poems in which there is no seam between personal and political, lyrical and engaged. And she's doing it magnificently, with intelligence and musicality, with passion and precision."-- Denise Levertov"Latin America needs a poet to replace the man who represented in his writings the beauty, suffering, fears and dreams of this continent: Pablo Neruda, Carolyn Forché is that voice."-- Jacobo Timerman"I don not know another poet writing English today whose work has the force and drama of Carolyn Forché's. I do not know one whose work is more steadily absorbing."-- Irvin Ehrenpreis"Forché's subject, El Salvador is one that could have been easily sentimentalized or sensationalized by a lesser poet. And yet it is spoken of here with honesty and tenderness, even amid its tortures. For these poems are not 'made up' at all, but come from the complexity and more of human experience."-- Larry Levis