Results 1 – 30 of 46 Cantico Cosmico. Cantiga , Cantiga A. d. Span. v. Lutz Kliche. by Cardenal, Ernesto. and a great selection of related books. Ernesto Cardenal was born in in Nicaragua and attended both the Cardenal also borrows the canto form invented by Pound to bring “history into poetry”. A few lines by Ernesto Cardenal speak worlds, a beautiful galaxy in which El estrecho dudoso, Canto Nacional, Oráculo sobre Managua and Los And on Saturday, finally, he will present his Cántico Cósmico in the Le.

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It is this moral vision that allows Cardenal to blend his Christian messianism he was ordained as a priest in with his reading of Karl Marx. Barnatan, ; Emblems of a Season of Fury by T. Family moved to Leon, He began translating Pound, William Carlos Williams, and others, aware that most of the Latin American poets of his generation were still, like Ruben Darfo before him, looking towards French culture, and especially French surrealism, for their examples.

It avoids the condensation of meaning in metaphors and uses the syntax of prose. Cardenal discovered the means to carry out his new perception of the role of the poet in an illiterate country like Cosmlco through reading Ezra Pound while studying at Columbia University in New York.

For protest poetry to work on its audience it must be direct, immediately comprehensible, and, in Latin America, readable aloud.

In the collections El estrecho dudoso The Doubtful Strait catdenal Homenaje a los indios americanos Homage to the American Indians Cardenal expands his poems by recreating the history canfo the conquest of Central America and catalogues the pre-Columbian Indian heritage, basing his work on archival studies, and incorporating voices and historical documents into the poems so that a reader actually learns about the forgotten past.


McAnany, ; as Psalms, translated by Thomas Blackburn, Surrealism, with its twisted dark metaphors, its forays into the unconscious, would not do. The Indian Poems, edited by Russell O.

Publications Verse La ciudad deshabitada. However, the ferocious political situation under the successive dictatorships of the Somozas made Cardenal reconsider the ambition of a merely personal liberation in a written text.

Merton, ; Homenaje a Ernesto Cardenal, edited by P. The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda had led the way in the early s with his realization that a poem must be read aloud to spread beyond the confines of the printed word and the few who can afford to buy books. Cardenal, politico by M. The epigrams remain fresh and provocative.

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When Cardenal began publishing his poems in the s it was under two crucial influences, one literary, the other political. Granada, Nicaragua, 20 January Salmon, translated by Carlos and Monique Altschul.

Salmos Psalms of Struggle and Liberation combines a rewriting of the Biblical psalms with a critique of Somoza. Literary surrealism had an enormous liberating impact on Latin American poetry, for it seemed to combine personal freedom of expression with a revolutionary context. However, in this later poetry the fertile juxtaposition of his moral stance with his readings of Pound and his opposition to Somoza has given way to a lax prose syntax that carries few poetic surprises.


Songs of Celebration of the Nicaraguan Revolution, translated by Marc Zimmerman bilingual edition Editor, with Jose Coronel Urtecho, Antologia de la poesia norteamericana.

Poetas de America en Espana: Del Monasterio al Mundo: Vida en el amor. El Evangelio en Solentiname. Homenaje a los indios americanos.

Ernesto Cardenal

La hora 0 y otros poemas. Cristianismo y revolucion by E. Walsh, translated by Paul W. His poem Cantico cosmico Cosmic Canticle is a celebration of the energy of the cosmos, based on his reading of science and cosmology in pursuit of an interest that derives from his earlier reading of the theologian Teilhard de Chardin. It must be emphasized that Cardenal sounded strange and new to most of his contemporaries because he had turned to another literary tradition.

History and the Inner Life by William Rowe, Los ovnis de oro: La guerra de liberacion—der Befreiungskrieg, with Richard Cross.

In some ways Cardenal, by expanding what can be included in a lyrical poem, has become the unofficial historian of Nicaragua, then Central America, and finally for the whole Latin American subcontinent. Walsh, ; as Love in Practice: Oracion por Marilyn Monroe, y otros poemas. Cardenal develops a counterpointing technique of opposing the past Caesar and others with the present Somozaand by pretending to write love poems avoids direct political denunciation.