Frivolous Women and Other Sinners/Frivolas y Pecadoras

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Product Details

Price
$28.00
Publisher
Swan Isle Press
Publish Date
Pages
209
Dimensions
6.3 X 1.1 X 9.1 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780974888149
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About the Author

Alicia Borinsky is professor of Latin American and comparative literature and directs the Writing in the Americas program at Boston University. Her recent publications include Golpes Bajos/Low Blows.

Cola Franzen has collaborated with Alicia Borinsky in the translation of several of her books, among them Golpes Bajos/Low Blows, Sueños del seductorabandonado/Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer, and Mina cruel/Mean Woman. She lives in Cambridge, Massachussetts.

Reviews

While the title almost implies a reproach, Frivolous Women and Other Sinners is a celebration of the eccentric, defiant, glamorous cast of characters who inhabit Borinsky's poetry--women doing their level best to give sin a good name. In many ways, the collection invites comparison to Sappho. . . . Borinsky has both charm and core. . . . The English-language poems retain the bounce of the Spanish originals and are bursting with confidence.-- "University of Arizona Poetry Center" (6/25/2009 12:00:00 AM)
It's rare to find a poet who is as unabashedly narrative and playful as Borinsky. Add to that her pleasing idiosyncrasies in language and subject, and Borinsky's new collection is an unusual and worthwhile read.--Adam Eaglin "Words Without Borders" (3/1/2010 12:00:00 AM)

"The latest publication of the Borinsky-Franzen team, Frivolous Women and Other Sinners/Frívolas y pecadoras is one of Borinsky's most powerful works to date. The original Spanish versions of the poems are sharp and witty, while their English translations are confident and creative. . . .This collection of poems exemplifies the collaborative endeavours of Borinsky and Franzen."

--Regina Galasso "Translation Review" (3/1/2010 12:00:00 AM)