Monday, December 22, 2008

Aimless Reading: The A's, Part 25

Atencio, Caridad
Los cursos imantados

Another book I picked up in Cuba. I haven't read it, nor do I have more than a faint recollection of meeting the author. According to her bio, Caridad Atencio was born in Havana in 1953, and this book was her fourth book of poems.

The literal translation of the title is something like "The Magnetized Courses." I am sure that isn't really getting at something, but I can't say what. According to the back of the book, Los cursos is "entirely dedicated to reflecting on the act of writing."

Here's a link to a translation of a poem with some other info on Caridad Atencio -- according to this, she was born in 1963, and according to another site, 1973.   

And that's all for now.

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