The Doubtful Strait

The Doubtful Strait

El Estrecho Dudoso

Book - 1995
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... very well translated... Cardenal merits praise for presenting, on such an ambitious scale, a passionate alternative history of the Spanish encounter with Central America." --Booklist

Combining hsitory with poetry, Cardenal exposes the violence, treachery, injustice, and exploitation that are so much a part of [Central America and Mexico's] past and present." --World Literature Today

Explore this dense, beautiful poem and you will be rewarded with riches that 'delight and hurt not'." --Nicaragua Update

... a remarkable text.... El estrecho dudoso is a masterful and compelling poetic account of early colonial Central America, and the translation is likewise masterful." --Colonial Latin American Historical Review

In this book-length poem, Nicaraguan priest and revolutionary Ernesto Cardenal tells the story of the Spanish conquest of Central America from the "discovery" of the American continent to recent historical events. A remarkable achievement and an engrossing narrative, the poem is published here in both Spanish and English.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1995]
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9780253209030
Branch Call Number: 861 CARDENAL 1995
Characteristics: xxxiii, 189 pages ; 25 cm
Language Note: English and Spanish
Additional Contributors: Williams, Tamara R. 1957-
Lyons, John 1950-
Alternative Title: Estrecho dudoso


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