Saturday, February 11, 2012

"On the Front Line: Guerilla Poems of El Salvador"

  

Back cover description: "More than poetry of combat, this bilingual edition is a record of the struggles, hopes and dreams of a war-torn country, providing a vivid description of the conditions in El Salvador today".

This collection of poem is not only filled with great poetry from guerillas and other participants in the civil war of El Salvador but it encompasses letters, songs, and homages written by women or to women who were compañeras or leaders in the long line of revolutionary struggle. The theme of love, as in most places where women are written about, is significant in many of the poems but there are also poems where the male writers acknowledge their female comrades, not for their gender, or to salute a romantic interest, but to acknowledge their actual presence as friends who commit themselves to serve the people.

4 comments:

  1. that looks like a great book. Being salvadoreño, I would love to read these poems. I hope you really enjoy it.

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  2. Yes, it is a great book so far! You NEED to get it. The poems in there are just amazing and truly inspirational.

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  3. Really. Where can I get it? Amazon? Or any book store like say barnes &noble?
    I'm glad you're enjoying it.

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  4. Yep, amazon, ebay, half.com--any one of those.

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