A la Izquierda del Roble. By Mario Benedetti Mario Benedetti- Alberto Favero · Inventario Listen to Mario Benedetti in full in the Spotify app. Play on Spotify. En «La lunática de tu vida» fomentamos la lectura en diferentes soportes. Hoy compartimos un. On the little tape player,Mario Benedetti,a Uruguayan of the entire world,says,“ You all 5 This is the closing line to Benedetti’s poem “A la izquierda del roble.

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The f I think his poems are great Aug 01, Mont rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Poema dedicado a su esposa Luz. Reading aloud made benedefti love it even more so I carried on to read a shorter poem called “Angelus” from the Office Poems section with imagery unfolding in the visual sense and rhythm of a cinematic piece projecting on a screen.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 29, Steven Hendrix rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. These words embrace and arouse me and I’m reminded of the sensory profundity of Anna Akhmatova’s words in her Selected Poems: I went further by bringing it to work and surprising my colleague by pulling it out and reading it to her in Spanish.

Witness: The Selected Poems of Mario Benedetti by Mario Benedetti

For all its palpable anger, this lament of the U. While bearing witness to the Desaparecidos, Benedetti also testified to hope as he continued to believe in the unbelievable—world peace; eradication of poverty; and justice. Shayna rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Open Preview See a Problem?

Cristina rated it really liked it Nov 26, In order to kill that man of peace strike a blow against his dreams untouched by nightmares they had to turn themselves into a nightmare in order to defeat the man of peace. Anyone who has translated poetry will appreciate what an accomplishment that represents.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Popkin seeks to correct with Mraio. Also was nice to have one side be in Spanish and the other in English so you can share it with your Spanish-speaking friends! Nerdanel rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Never heard of him x asking a Guatemalan friend of mine for a poetry suggestion.

When a desensitized world renders me speechless, he gives me words. This is a very nice compilation, arranged chronologically with an Introduction and Notes that let the poems speak for themselves.

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Refresh and try again. Apr 18, Mario Svirsky rated it it was amazing. Es sencilla, directa, profunda.

A World of Dew and Ash: Que la ciudad exista tranquilamente lejos. This collection is relentless from youth until the year within in his death displaying his poignant gift of the poetic and written word. She followed izquierd the day after by presenting me a CD of audio recordings from Benedetti which I listened and did my best to comprehend since English is my primary language. If you go to the Spanish original you will see that the author clearly meant “President Nixon came out of his routine medical checkup unharmed”.

Each poem is like digesting a literary meal of words and language. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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A former colleague from Mexico introduced me to Mario Benedetti during a literary chat while working together. This site uses cookies. Anyone who has translated poetry will appreciate wh “It gives me great pleasure to see the work of Benedetti, one of the great poets of our language, made available to US readers in Popkin’s wonderful translations. Benedetti has a great way of bringing his black world to the white page, he lets his melancholy dwl disdain seep through, but also disperses hope and happiness in a structure that does not adheres to punctuation: I’m delighted to have connected with such brilliant writing rohle highly suggest this book for anyone interested in discovering the work of a poetic titan.


This is the grave oversight that translator Louise B. Benedetti’s soul sings from beginning to end and with age continues to delve deeper within the wells of his soul.

From to Benedetti lived in exile, and returned to Uruguay in March following the restoration of democracy. Oct 04, Harris rated it it was ok. I shared with my friend about the order then picked up the book and started with “To the left of the oak tree” after reading the preface.

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Witness: The Selected Poems of Mario Benedetti

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Those two for instance, left from the oak, I could also call it an almond tree or an araucaria thanks to my gaps on Pan and Linneo are talking and its seems that words are moved to pity and stay there to look at them since not even their echoes get here.

The translation flows superbly and the informative notes provide wonderful insight to the culture and how Benedetti was drawing from inspiration using words within the context of each notable poem. The selected poems of Mario Benedetti. In addition, White Pine has given Popkin the freedom to include very occasional explanatory notes.

His political poems are moving and to the point, especially: