Jimmy Santiago Baca; Denise Levertov
|ISBN:||0811210316 9780811210317 0811210324 9780811210324|
"First published clothbound and as New Directions paperbook 648 in 1987"--Back of title page.
|描述：||xviii, 104 pages ; 21 cm.|
Meditations on the South Valley --
|叢書名：||New Directions paperbook, NDP648.|
Martín and meditations on the South Valley
Meditations on the South Valley
|責任：||Jimmy Santiago Baca ; introduction by Denise Levertov.|
Fiercely moving, the two long narrative poems of Martin & Meditations on the South Valley revolve around the semi-autobiographical figure of Martin, a mestizo or 'detribalized Apache.' Abandoned as a child and a long time on the hard path to building his own family, Martin at last finds his home in the stubborn and beautiful world of the barrio. Jimmy Santiago Baca 'writes with unconcealed passion, ' Denise Levertov states in her introduction, 'but he is far from being a naive realist; what makes his writing so exciting to me is the way in which it manifests both an intense lyricism and that transformative vision which perceives the mythic and archetypal significance of life-events.'