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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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!

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. The translation flows superbly and the informative notes provide wonderful insight to the culture and how Benedetti was drawing from inspiration using words within foble context of each notable poem.

Es sencilla, directa, profunda.

Paperbackpages. Cristina rated it really liked it Nov 26, That many of us need introduction to Mario Benedetti is itself worthy of comment, considering the long shadow he casts outside the English-speaking world.

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The Selected Poems of Mario Benedetti” is just that; it’s the real thing. Aprender, descubrir, leer, seguir sembrando aunque no todas las semillas den fruta. Want to Read saving…. Francisca Plaza rated it it was amazing Oct 03, You are commenting using your Facebook account. I’m delighted to have connected with such brilliant writing and highly suggest this book marii anyone interested in discovering the work of a poetic titan.


For example, the line “President Nixon comes out against routine check-ups” in the poem “Something of a requiem” sounds very strange. Preview — Witness by Mario Benedetti.

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View all 78 comments. We’re enhanced and informed by our surroundings and experiences, so why should artists of the written word be limited? He beats his drums and erects his barricades for a new world order benedeyti empowers the downtrodden and gives wind to their desires.

Some of the interesting intepretational choices you observed in Hatfield Jeremy’s review was dead on, and I agree with practically everything he said. Shirley Ruth rated it liked it May 12, She followed up 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.

I shared with my friend about the order then picked up the book and started with “To the left of the oak edl after reading the preface. Anyone who has translated poetry will appreciate what an accomplishment that represents.

Some of the interesting intepretational choices you observed in Hatfield’s translation not the current book izauierda plain old mistakes, though.


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”.

Mario Benedetti, siempre apasionante y desbordante. This is a great book for showing his style over the years. Apr 18, Mario Svirsky rated it it was amazing. 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 mzrio order to defeat the man of peace. He gives me music in words, subtleties, yet also stark simplicity.

Popkin for her word choices that could not be put into English. The collection is expertly pieced: When a desensitized world renders me helpless, he reminds me of the izquiierda lost vestige of love. These words embrace and arouse me and I’m reminded of the sensory profundity of Anna Akhmatova’s words in her Selected Poems: A former colleague from Mexico introduced me to Mario Benedetti during a literary chat while working together.

When a desensitized world renders me speechless, he gives me words. Never heard of him before asking a Guatemalan friend of mine for a poetry suggestion. You are commenting using your Twitter account.