Quick OverviewHis Hands Were Gentle brings together, for the first time in both Spanish and English, the best of Víctor Jara s lyrics, from early songs like El arado ( The Plow ) to Estadio Chile ( In the Stadium ), written in the hours before his execution there. They reveal Jara as an ardent political poet, an eloquent advocate for the peasantry from which he arose, a socialist visionary and a poetic balladeer of the highest order.
Translations by Martín Espada, Eduardo Embry, John Green, Joan Jara and Adrian Mitchell.
Foreword by Joan Jara, Preface by Emma Thompson, Introduction by Martín Espada.
DetailsPaperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Smokestack Books; Bilingual edition (1 Mar. 2012)
Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.7 x 19.7 cm
'For me, Victor was everything an activist-musician should be.' Emma Thompson
'As long as we sing his songs, as long as his courage can inspire us to greater courage, Víctor Jara will never die.' Pete Seeger
'a wonderfully diverse, well-translated collection... this book draws on the deep well of socialist vibrancy created by the timeless work of this legendary troubadour to inspire and guide us here and now in the 21st century.' Morning Star
'Beautiful, clever, inspiring.' Mistress Quickly's Bed
'Victor Jara's poetry resonates with memory and history woven into relics of resistance and triumph.' Irish Left Review
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Code BGENT ISBN 9780956814418 Supplier GFTU
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