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Homecoming : New and Collected Poems (96 Edition)

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Long before her award winning novel, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, and In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez was writing poetry that gave a distinctive voice to the Latina woman-and helped give to American letters a vibrant new literary form. Homecoming, was Alvarez's first published collection of poetry, a work of great subtlety and power in which the young poet returned to her old-world childhood in the Dominican Republic. Now this revised and expanded edition adds thirteen new poems. These more recent writings are still deeply autobiographical in nature, but written with the edgier, more knowing tone of a woman who has seen, and survived, more of life. Wonderfully lucid and engaging, toned with deep emotionality and a wry observation of life, the poems of Julia Alvarez stand next to her fiction to both delight us and give us lessons in living and loving.

About the Author

Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!. She has also published two poetry collections (Homecoming and The Other side/El Otro Lado) and a collection of essays (Something to Declare).

Table of Contents

Homecoming Homecoming

Housekeeping

How I Learned to Sweep

Dusting

Household Riddle

Making Our Beds

The Master Bed

Washing the Windows

Storm Windows

Hairwashing

Hanging the Wash

Folding My Clothes

Ironing Their Clothes

Rolling Dough

What Could It Be?

Posture Lesson

New Clothes

Naming the Fabrics

Orchids

Charges

Mother Love

Woman's Work

Heroines

Heroines

Woman Friend

Wallpaper

Against Cinderella

Old Heroines

33

Redwing Sonnets

Last Night at Tía's

Afterword: Coming Home to Homecoming

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452275676
Author:
Alvarez, Julia
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
6961
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.97x5.29x.38 in. .24 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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