By Gabriela Mistral
A schoolteacher whose poetry catapulted her to early reputation in her local Chile and a world diplomat whose boundary-defying sexuality nonetheless demanding situations students, Gabriela Mistral (1889–1957) is without doubt one of the most vital and enigmatic figures in Latin American literature of the final century. The Locas mujeres poems amassed listed below are between Mistral's most complicated and compelling, exploring elements of the self in extremis—poems marked via the wound of blazing disaster and its aftermath of mourning. From disquieting humor to balladlike lyricism to folkloric knowledge, those items enact a sad experience of existence, depicting "madwomen" who're something yet mad. powerful and extremely human, Mistral's poetic girls confront most unlikely events to which no sane reaction exists. This groundbreaking assortment offers poems from Mistral's ultimate released quantity in addition to new versions of posthumous paintings, that includes the 1st English-language visual appeal of many crucial poems. Madwomen offers to bare a profound poet to a brand new new release of Anglophone readers whereas reacquainting Spanish readers with a stranger, extra advanced "madwoman" than so much have ever identified.
Edited and Translated through Randall sofa.
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Extra resources for Madwomen: The Locas meujeres Poems of Gabriela Mistral (Bilingual Edition)
To develop a rhythmic feel analogous to Mistral’s Spanish, I have exploited speech stresses, a shared resource that can be manipulated more subtly in English than rhyme or fi xed meter. Counting speech stresses (which exist in tension with those ordained by the metrical mode) in each Spanish line, I’ve noted where in the argument and emotional development of the poem the numbers varied, with an eye to attempting analogous effects. These include, for example, duplicating the initial and terminal stresses in the opening line of “La otra,” which reinforce both its sense and its drama.
The beating wing grew still; she bent, spent, and her dying ember fell into my hand . . From Lagar / W I N E P R E SS • 31 Por ella todavía me gimen sus hermanas, y las gredas de fuego al pasar me desgarran. Cruzando yo les digo: —Buscad por las quebradas y haced con las arcillas otra águila abrasada. , olvidadla. Yo la maté. ¡Vosotras también matadla! 32 • M A DWOM E N Still her sisters keen, they cry to me for her, and the fiery clay rakes me as I pass. 35 40 When we meet I tell them: “Search in the ravines and fashion from the clay another burning eagle.
35 40 When we meet I tell them: “Search in the ravines and fashion from the clay another burning eagle. “If you can’t do it, then, too bad! Forget her. I killed her. ” From Lagar / W I N E P R E SS • 33 la abandonada A Emma Godoy Ahora voy a aprenderme el país de la acedía, y a desaprender tu amor que era la sola lengua mía, como río que olvidase lecho, corriente y orillas. ¿Por qué trajiste tesoros si el olvido no acarrearías? Todo me sobra y yo me sobro como traje de fiesta para fiesta no habida; ¡tanto, Dios mío, que me sobra mi vida desde el primer día!