Recovering the U. S Hispanic Literary Heritage Series: Versos Sencillos: Simple Verses

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Arte Publico Press, May 14, 2014 - Cuban poetry - 127 pages
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Poetry. SIMPLE VERSES is the first complete English translation of the classic collection VERSOS SENCILLOS, written by the Cuban poet Jose Marti (1853-1895) in the United States during his years of exile and revolutionary struggle. This great political and literary figure of the nineteenth century has been one of the most influential men in all the Americas. A spiritual autobiography, SIMPLE VERSES captures in each poem an experience, a feeling or a moment that formed the poet and the man. The poet, the soldier, the troubadour, the legislator, the searcher for truth, the enraptured and the disenchanted lover, the defender of poetry and its transformer, the genius and the man - all alternate in a modulated and musical flow like life itself, which it embodies. The translations of Manuel Tellechea, a Cuban American living in Union City, New Jersey, have been published by the University of Pittsburgh, Freedom House, Transaction Publishers, and others.
 

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Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
13
Section 4
56
Section 5
87
Section 6
108
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Jos Mart was born in Havana, Cuba. He was imprisoned for treason by the Spanish. He lived in New York in exile for 14 years before returning to Cuba, where he was executed in 1868.

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