What's in A Name

What's in A Name

Book - 2019
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"With the elliptical looping of a butterfly alighting on one's sleeve, the poems of Ana Luísa Amaral arrive as small hypnotic miracles. Spare and beautiful in a way reminiscent both of Szymborska and of Emily Dickinson (it comes as no surprise that Amaral is the leading Portuguese translator of Dickinson), these poems in Margaret Jull Costa's gorgeous English versions seamlessly interweave the everyday with the dreamlike and ask "What's in a name?" "How solid is a name if answered to," Amaral answers, but "like the Rose no, like its perfume: ungovernable. Free." There is much freedom within Amaral's poetry, room for mysteries to multiply, and yet her beautiful lines are as clear as water"--
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2019]
ISBN: 9780811228329
Branch Call Number: 869.1 AMARAL
Characteristics: 183 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Costa, Margaret Jull - Translator
Alternative Title: What is in a name


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