Music for Bamboo Strings: Música Para Cuerdas de Bambú (Paperback)

Music for Bamboo Strings: Música Para Cuerdas de Bambú By Carlos Pintado, Lawrence Schimel (Translator) Cover Image
By Carlos Pintado, Lawrence Schimel (Translator)
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Intimate conversations, soliloquies, patches of burned diaries, existential definitions of beauty, pain, or personal discovery come together in Music for Bamboo Strings. A subtle tapestry of music imbues the story and cinematography of each poem. This bilingual collection by Cuban-American poet Carlos Pintado has been masterfully translated by Lawrence Schimel, a recipient of the 2023 Sundial Literary Translation Award. M sica para cuerdas de bamb Music for Bamboo Strings is a lyric journey through several cultures and themes: a reinterpretation of Kawabata's Snow Country or Vincent van Gogh's Wheatfields with Crows, for instance. These poems also evoke Pintado's quieter moments, while he's subdued by flickering flames in the small hours or captivated by a fleeting face in a crowd. Music for Bamboo Strings is a territory of fear and beauty that wonders what may be revealed through poetry and plots an emotional cartography of paths that might be followed.

About the Author

Carlos Pintado (born 1974 in Cuba) received the Paz Prize for Poetry for his book Nine Coins/Nueve Monedas, the Sant Jordi International Prize for Poetry for Autorretrato en azul, and was a finalist for the Adonais Prize for El azar y los tesoros. Lawrence Schimel is a prolific translator of poetry, prose fiction, and children's books. Schimel is also an accomplished writer, translator, and anthologist. His work, which frequently deals with gay and lesbian themes as well as matters of Jewish identity, often falls into the genres of science fiction and fantasy and takes the form of both poetry and prose for adults and for children. He has won the Lambda literary award (twice), among other honors.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798987926451
Publisher: Sundial House
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 152
Language: English