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Ernesto Cardenal
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Ernesto Cardenal
The Music of the Spheres

Poetry. 1990. Bilingual text translated and introduced by Dinah Livingstone. Cover and illustrations by Anna Mieke Lumsden. 42 pages. ISBN 0 904872 13 0. £4.50.

A single long poem, forming one cantiga of Cardenal's huge Cántico Cósmico.

'In an excellent translation by Dinah Livingstone, it signifies a return to earlier themes, to the world and beliefs of the Amerindians and to the desire to find the rhythms and harmonies that shape the world.' - Red Letters

'The Music of the Spheres is a marvel of the unity of the most sublime and the most mundane, all pitched inside Nicaragua's revolution.' - Morning Star

Ernesto Cardenal
Nicaraguan New Time

Poetry. 1988. 30 poems translated and introduced by Dinah Livingstone with illustrations by Armando Morales. 96 pages. ISBN 1 85172 027 8. £3.50.

(Originally published by Journeyman Press: not bilingual text).

30 poems by Latin America's greatest poet who became Sandinista Minister of Culture.

'The generosity, the sense of history and of involvement in the extraordinary events of the Revolution are palpable.' - Tribune

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