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State of Exile

Book Digest Self-exiled in the early ‘70s (in response to a military coup when her work was banned and her life threatened) Uruguayan writer Christina Peri Rossi wrote these poems during her first years in Spain—apparently they were too personally painful for publication when first written. Included are two essays on exile: one by Peri Rossi, the other by translator Marilyn Buck who is serving an 80-year sentence in California for her militant political activism.
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