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Martin; And, Meditations on the South Valley

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Fiercely moving, the two long narrative poems of  revolve around the semi-autobiographical figure of Martin, a mestizo or "detribalized Apache." Abandoned as a child and a long time on the hard path to building his own family, Martin at last finds his home in the stubborn and beautiful world of the barrio. Jimmy Santiago Baca "writes with unconcealed passion," Denise Levertov states in her introduction, “but he is far from being a naive realist; what makes his writing so exciting to me is the way in which it manifests both an intense lyricism and that transformative vision which perceives the mythic and archetypal significance of life-events."

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Fiercely moving, the two long narrative poems of revolve around the semi-autobiographical figure of Martin, a mestizo or "detribalized Apache." 

About the Author

was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1952. His parents abandoned him at the age of two, and he lived with his grandmother for several years before being placed in an orphanage. A runaway at age thirteen, Baca was sentenced to five years in a maximum security prison at the age of twenty-one for drug offenses. It was in prison that he learned to read and write and began to compose poetry. His book , a pair of long narrative poems, won an American Book Award in 1988. In addition to his poetry collections and stories, Baca wrote the screenplay for the movie , which was released by Hollywood Pictures in 1993.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811210324
Introduction:
Levertov, Denise
Author:
Levertov, Denise
Author:
Baca, Jimmy Santiago
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Series Volume:
1240
Publication Date:
19871017
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
7.93x5.23x.38 in. .33 lbs.

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