Man-Making Words

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Pr

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The Cuban poet Nicolas Guillen, who was born in the eastern province of Camaguey in 1902, died in 1989. This new edition of his selected poems, reissued thirty years after its original publication, includes an extensive, new introductory essay by Roberto Marquez, one of the original translators and a leading authority on Caribbean and Latin American literature and culture. Celebrated as Cuba's national poet, Guillen also attracted an international following, as evidenced by these tributes written after his death:

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix
Introduction xxxvii
Exilio 3(1)
Rios 3(2)
Bares 5(2)
Ciudades 7(2)
Canción carioca 9(2)
Carioca Song
Brazil-Copacabana 11(4)
La pequeña balada de Plóvdiv 15(2)
Little Ballad of Plovdiv
En el invierno de Paris 17(2)
In the Winter in Paris
Casa de vecindad 19(2)
Neighborhood House
Unión Soviética 21(4)
Soviet Union
El cosmonauta 25(2)
The Cosmonaut
Sputnik 57 27(10)
Sputnik 57
Canciones chinas 37(6)
Chinese Songs
Wu Sang-Kepi 43(1)
Wu Sang-Kepi
Paul Éluard 43(2)
Paul Éluard
Mi chiquita 45(1)
My Little Woman
Piedra de horno 45(2)
Ana Maria 47(1)
Ana Maria
Deportes 47(6)
Pequeña oda a un negro boxeador cubano 53(2)
Small Ode to a Black Cuban Boxer
¿Qué color? 55(2)
What Color?
Gobernador 57(1)
Escolares 57(2)
Little Rock 59(2)
Little Rock
Mau-Maus 61(2)
Calor 63(2)
Ancestros 65(1)
Un negro canta en Nueva York 65(2)
A Black Man Sings in New York City
Balada de los dos abuelos 67(4)
Ballad of the two Grandfathers
Un son para niños antillanos 71(2)
Son for Antillean Children
El apellido 73(6)
My Last Name
Elegia cubana 79(8)
Cuban Elegy
Elegia a Emmett Till 87(4)
Elegy for Emmitt Till
Elegia a Jacques Roumain 91(10)
Elegy for Jacques Roumain
Elegia Camagüeyana 101(8)
Elegy for Camagüey
Elegia a Jesús Menéndez 109(28)
Elegy for Jesús Menéndez
Fusilamiento 137(2)
Palabras en el trópico 139(4)
Words in the Tropics
Llegada 143(2)
Pequeña letania grotesca en la muerte del senador McCarthy 145(2)
Short Grotesque Litany on the Death of Senator McCarthy
Canción puertorriqueña 147(2)
Song for Puerto Rico
Bonsal 149(2)
Allá lejos ... 151(6)
Far Off .. .
Crecen altas las flores 157(8)
The Flowers Grow High
¿Puedes? 165(2)
Sell Me?
Cualquier tiempo pasado fue peor 167(4)
Whatever Time is Past was Worse
Tierra en la sierra y el llano 171(4)
Land in the Sierra and the Plain
Guitarra en duelo mayor 175(4)
Guitar in Mourning Major
Lectura de domingo 179(2)
Sunday Reading
Canta el sinsonte en el Turquino 181(4)
Thus Sings a Mocking bird in el Turquino
Vine en un barco negrero 185(2)
I Came on a Slaveship
Angela Davis 187(6)
Angela Davis
Notes and Glossary 193(21)
Notes on Sources 214

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