The Doubtful Strait / El Estrecho Dudoso

Paperback | February 22, 1995

byErnesto Cardenal

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"... very well translated... Cardenal merits praise for presenting, on such an ambitious scale, a passionate alternative history of the Spanish encounter with Central America." -Booklist

"Combining hsitory with poetry, Cardenal exposes the violence, treachery, injustice, and exploitation that are so much a part of [Central America and Mexico's] past and present." -World Literature Today

"Explore this dense, beautiful poem and you will be rewarded with riches that 'delight and hurt not'." -Nicaragua Update

"... a remarkable text.... El estrecho dudoso is a masterful and compelling poetic account of early colonial Central America, and the translation is likewise masterful." -Colonial Latin American Historical Review

In this book-length poem, Nicaraguan priest and revolutionary Ernesto Cardenal tells the story of the Spanish conquest of Central America from the "discovery" of the American continent to recent historical events. A remarkable achievement and an engrossing narrative, the poem is published here in both Spanish and English.

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"... very well translated... Cardenal merits praise for presenting, on such an ambitious scale, a passionate alternative history of the Spanish encounter with Central America." -Booklist"Combining hsitory with poetry, Cardenal exposes the violence, treachery, injustice, and exploitation that are so much a part of [Central America and M...

ERNESTO CARDENAL is a poet, priest, and revolutionary. His works include Cosmic Canticle, Zero Hour and Other Documentary Poems, In Cuba, and Los Ovnis de Oro / Golden UFOs. JOHN LYONS has translated Cardenal's Cosmic Canticles and is the author of a study of Cardenal. TAMARA R. WILLIAMS is Associate Professor of Spanish at Hamilton Co...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.6 inPublished:February 22, 1995Publisher:Indiana University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:025320903X

ISBN - 13:9780253209030

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE ON PUNCTUATION

El estrecho dudoso
The Doubtful Strait

GLOSSARY