Sonnets to Madness and Other Misfortunes

Francisco X. Alarcon, Author, Donald S. Ellis, Contribution by Creative Arts Book Company $15 (66p) ISBN 978-0-88739-450-8
Replete with image-laden longing, Francisco X. Alarcon's Sonnets to Madness and Other Misfortunes/Sonetos a la locura y otras penas, a bilingual collection translated by Francisco Arag n, has calculated as well as accidental impact, where words separate from their speaker: ""when I say, `here hums another voice/ that dreams and delights in cornfields,'/ I'm unnailing the shutters/ trying to block the view."" Alarc n, who teaches at University of California at Davis, has won the American Book Award and the Chicano Literary Prize, among other honors. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 11/01/2001
Release date: 11/01/2001
Genre: Fiction
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