Poetry of Clara Eugenia Ronderos Seasons of Exile (estaciones En Exilio)

Author: Ronderos, Clara Eugenia
Ronderos, Clara Eugenia
Year:2015
Pages:116
ISBN:1-4955-0284-8
978-1-4955-0284-2
Price:139.95
“This collection represents search for the past and an intellectual and sensual awareness of being in the present... Ronderos is a poet of utmost skill and sensitivity… The translations by Berg and Ronderos capture with expertise and artistry the sounds, images and ideas of the original Spanish wonderfully.” –Eileen Mary O’Connor, Professor of Spanish and English, Lesley University

Reviews

“In this moving collection of poems by Clara Ronderos, objects associated with travel – such as travel logs and passports – form part of the lexicon of nostalgia and the awareness of absence. The poet invites us to reconsider what exile really means and the double lives this condition causes. She incites us to ponder what it means to leave your native country, your native language, and all that is familiar in your daily life.”
-Professor Marjorie Agosín,
Wellesley College


"This is a very fine collection of poems which deal with many themes relevant to our world today… here we have an excellent poet and an equally excellent translator, with a poetry collection that has won one of Spain’s most prestigious literary prizes.”
-Nina M. Scott,
Professor Emerita of Spanish,
University Massachusetts, Amherst


Table of Contents

Foreword by Marjorie Agosin
Acknowledgements
Destierro
Exile
Arte Poética
Arspoetica
Lengua extranjera
Foreign Language
El sur
The South
Dos pasaportes
Two Passports
El norte
The North
Reyerta
Struggle
Entrenamiento
Training
Crónica
Chronicle
Variaciones para un día invernal
Variations for a Wintry Day
Sonambulismo
Sonambulism
A mi taza de café
To my Cup of Coffee
A la muerta de mi padre
On my Father’s Death
Economí del silencio
Economy of Silence
Primaverales
Spring Awakenings
Invernadero
Greenhouse
Antes que caiga el muro
Before the Wall Falls
Celebración
Celebration
Acertijo modern
Modern Riddle
Pan y circo
Bread and Circus
Antigua Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala
Historia
History
Renuncia
Giving Up
Vestigios
Vestiges
Caudal
Assets
Verano
Summer
Calor
Heat
Edén y huida
Eden and Flight
Recodos
Bends,br> Variaciones sobre tema otoñal
Variations on an Autumnal Theme
Despedida
Farewell