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In case of fire in a foreign land : new and collected poems from two languages

Author: Ariel Dorfman; Edith Grossman
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
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The living risk losing everything, but what they hold on to - love, faith, hope, truth - might change the world. It is this subversive possibility that speaks through these poems. This title gives an  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dorfman, Ariel.
In case of fire in a foreign land.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2002
Named Person: Ariel Dorfman; Ariel Dorfman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Dorfman; Edith Grossman
ISBN: 0822329514 9780822329510 0822329875 9780822329879
OCLC Number: 48754074
Language Note: Parallel Spanish text and English translation.
Notes: Poems in Spanish and English.
Expanded version of: Last waltz in Santiago and other poems of exile and disapperance. With new pref. by the author.
Description: xii, 159 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Like So Many Prefaces, This One Is Also Probably Superfluous --
By Way of Dedication: Community dot Com --
To Miss, Be Missed, Missing / Desaparecer --
First Prologue: Simultaneous Translation / Primer Prologo: Traduccion Simultanea --
Red Tape / Tramites --
She's Losing Her Baby Teeth Now / A la nina se le estan cayendo los primeros dientes --
Hope / Esperanza --
Corn Cake / Pastel de choclo --
His Eye Is on the Sparrow / No ha lugar --
Two Times Two / Dos mas dos --
Last Will and Testament / Testamento --
Anniversary / Aniversario --
Identity / Identidad --
I Just Missed the Bus and I'll be Late for Work / Acabo de perder el bus y voy a llegar tarde al trabajo --
First We Set Up the Chairs ... / Primero pusimos las sillas en posicion ... --
The Other Companeros in the Cell are Asleep / Los demas companeros de la celda estan dormidos --
I Don't Know Where He Lives ... / No se donde vive. Nos hemos separado ... --
Soft Evidence / Pruebas al canto --
Nuptials / Nupcias --
Sometimes I See the Citroen ... / A veces sucede que me cruzo con el Citroen ... --
Cost of Living / Costo de vida --
Correspondence / Correspondencia --
Chains / Cadena perpetua --
Sun Stone / Sol de piedra --
Poems I Wasn't Going to Show Anybody / Poemas que no iba a mostrar a nadie --
Prologue: Parachute / Prologo: Paracaidas --
Beggar / Pordiosero --
There Is No Wind to Ease the Flowers / No hay viento que alivie las flores --
Batteries Needed / Que venga yo mismo a cargar mi bateria --
St. George / San Jorge --
Something More Than Lightbulbs / Algo mas que ampolletas.
Responsibility: Ariel Dorfman ; with translations by Edith Grossman with the author.


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