Synopses & Reviews
Born in the Canary Islands in 1907, Josefina de la Torre was one of only two women included in Gerardo Diego's prestigious Poesia espanola (1934). Between 1927 and 1935 she lived in Madrid, impressing Federico Garcia Lorca, Rafael Alberti, Pedro Salinas, and others in the Generation of l927 with both her talent and beauty. De la Torre is the author of four collections of poems and two short novels.
Regardless of the popularity and critical success of her work in the Spanish-speaking world, this is the first time any of de la Torre's books have been published in English. Carlos Reyes's thoughtful and spirited translation of two volumes of her poetry will bring this important poet to an audience long deprived of the beauty and power of her work.