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Other Letters to Milena = Otras Cartas a Milena by Reina Mar Rodriguez
  

Other Letters to Milena = Otras Cartas a Milena

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Other Letters to Milena = Otras Cartas a Milena by Reina Mar Rodriguez

Original spanish-language edition of Otras cartas a Milena published by Ediciones UNION in Havana, 2003.

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Other Letters to Milena is not only interesting for its literary and historical value--what makes it compelling is that much of it is addressed to Rodriguez's daughter. Her daughter, who shares a name with the woman who Kafka corresponds and falls in love with, thus becomes a vehicle with which to explore, often in an intimate and familiar tone, various personal, political, and literary themes.

--Rosa Alcala, translator of Cecilia Vicuna's El Templo and Cloud-net

Other Letters to Milena is not only interesting for its literary andhistorical valuewhat makes it compelling is that much of it isaddressed to Rodriguez s daughter. Her daughter, who shares aname with the woman who Kafka corresponds and falls in lovewith, thus becomes a vehicle with which to explore, often inan intimate and familiar tone, various personal, political, andliterary themes. Rosa Alcala, translator of Cecilia Vicuna s El Temploand Cloud-net

Reina Maria Rodriguez is, by many measures, Cuba's foremost living poet. This collection is unique for both its formal variety (letters, poems, and short essays) and the breadth of literary sources from which it draws. It offers a thoughtful, intimate perspective on life in the confines of post-1959 Cuba but at the same time--and belying the stereotype of Cuban cultural insularity--looks to a broader world of writers, travelers and emigrants. --Esther Whitfield, author of Cuban Currency: The Dollar and Special Period Fiction and co-editor of Havana Beyond the Ruins and New Short Fiction from Cuba Other Letters to Milena is not only interesting for its literary and historical value--what makes it compelling is that much of it is addressed to Rodriguez's daughter. Her daughter, who shares a name with the woman who Kafka corresponds and falls in love with, thus becomes a vehicle with which to explore, often in an intimate and familiar tone, various personal, political, and literary themes. --Rosa Alcala, translator of Cecilia Vicuna's El Templo and Cloud-net Reina Maria Rodriguez is, by many measures, Cuba s foremost livingpoet. This collection is unique for both its formal variety (letters, poems, and short essays) and the breadth of literary sources fromwhich it draws. It offers a thoughtful, intimate perspective on lifein the confines of post-1959 Cuba but at the same timeandbelying the stereotype of Cuban cultural insularitylooks to abroader world of writers, travelers and emigrants. Esther Whitfield, author of Cuban Currency: The Dollar and Special Period Fiction and co-editor of Havana Beyond theRuins and New Short Fiction from Cuba Other Letters to Milena is not only interesting for its literary andhistorical valuewhat makes it compelling is that much of it isaddressed to Rodriguez s daughter. Her daughter, who shares aname with the woman who Kafka corresponds and falls in lovewith, thus becomes a vehicle with which to explore, often inan intimate and familiar tone, various personal, political, andliterary themes. Rosa Alcala, translator of Cecilia Vicuna s El Temploand Cloud-net


About the Author

Born in Cuba in 1952, Reina Maria Rodriguez is the author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, including Las fotos de la Senora Loss, La detencion del tiempo/Time's Arrest (bilingual edition), Bosque negro, and Violet Island and Other Poems (bilingual anthology). She is a two-time winner of the prestigious Casa de las Americas prize for poetry, having also received multiple Julian del Casal and National Critics' Awards. She was awarded the Italo Calvino award for her first novel. In 1999 Rodriguez was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in France. In 2013 she won Cuba's National Literature Prize and in 2014 won the Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Award. Kristin Dykstra translated Reina Maria Rodriguez's La detencion del tiempo/Time's Arrest and co-translated Rodriguez's Violet Island and Other Poems. She also translated two books by Omar Perez, and her translations of complete poetry collections by Juan Carlos Flores and Angel Escobar are forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press. Dykstra was the recipient of the 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship.

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Publication date

20th December 2014

Author

Reina Mar Rodriguez

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Publisher

The University of Alabama Press

Format

Paperback
130 pages

Categories

Literary studies: poetry & poets

ISBN

9780817358013

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