The Mountain in the Sea

By Cruz, Victor Hernandez

Publishers Summary:
Renowned for his pioneering mixture of both Spanish and English in poetry and prose, Victor Hernandez Cruz has now incorporated Arabic language and North African culture into his unique poetic idiom. As Cruz builds poetic bridges between Arab-influenced Spain, Spanish-influenced North Africa, African--influenced Puerto Rico, and an electrified Latino New York, he uncovers the confluence between their various geographies, histories, languages, and mythologies.

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ISBN
978-1-56689-191-2
Publisher
Coffee House Press


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Library Journal

Reviewed on August 15, 2006

This internationally known Nuyorican poet born in Puerto Rico starts his new collection with poems on Morocco, then proceeds to portray such figures as Jorge Luis Borges, who "in the audio mandala of his house" took "narrative as a wife," as well as Ramon Mongo Santamaria and the medieval philosopher Averro�s with his "Berber bones," "Arab nose," and "Romance blood." Cruz is energized by the infus...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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