Title

The Weight of the Island: Selected Poems Of Virgilio Pinera

Author, Researcher, or Creator

Pablo Medina

Department

Writing, Literature and Publishing

Author(s)

Pablo Medina (Translator)

Resource Type

Other

Publication, Publisher or Distributor

Dialogos Books

Publication Date

2015

Brief Description

Dramatist, novelist, critic and poet Virgilio Piñera (1912-1979) was one of the greatest writers of twentieth century Cuba. Little known outside the island, his poems have been called "feverishly tropical" and "champions against indifference." With a linguistic skill reminiscent of Borges and a gift for metaphor that rivals Neruda and García Lorca, Piñera's poems celebrate daily life in Cuba with brilliance and humor. Pablo Medina's remarkable translations from The Weight of the Island (La isla en peso), the first book-length collection of Piñera's work in English, now renew Piñera's gifts to the world.

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