The History of Violets

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Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010 - Poetry - 87 pages
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Poetry. Latino/Latino Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by Jeannine Marie Pita. THE HISTORY OF VIOLETS is a collection of poems by Marosa di Giorgio, one of the most prominent Uruguayan poets of the twentieth century. Her unusual style, which attempts to recapture the magic of childhood while creating a new world populated by gods, angels, monsters, and the sublime presence of nature, has attracted much critical attention in Latin America. While some critics have categorized her as a surrealist, she herself denied membership in any literary movement or school. Although she was relatively unknown outside the Southern Cone, she is now becoming more and more widely read throughout Latin America and Europe.

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So beautiful. Can't wait to travel to this world again in Diadem. Read full review

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User Review  - Jim Elkins - Goodreads

The first and last of the thirty-five have wonderful last lines. The weaker entries depend on ecstatic nature poetry, which can be wonderful (a tomato is described as "a kidney of rubies") but also ... Read full review

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Marosa di Giorgio (1932-2004) was born in Salto, Uruguay, and was raised on her family's farm. Di Giorgio began writing in her childhood and published her first book of poems at the age of twenty-two. She went on to publish a total of fourteen books of poetry, three collections of short stories, and one novel.

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