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between day and night coverBetween Day and Night: New and Selected Poems, 1946-2010
Miguel González-Gerth

by David Colón


Named an "Outstanding Title" by the 2014 edition of University Press Books

for Public and Secondary School Libraries

 

288 pages, 6 x 9 • Paper $22.95
ISBN 978-0-87565-549-9


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The Spanish and English poetry of Mexico-born, longtime professor at the University of Texas at Austin Dr. Miguel González-Gerth has been in circulation since 1940. It has made new ground in the world of bilingual poetry, examining all facets of the great scholar’s life. Now, editor David Colón has created an anthology of González-Gerth’s masterful poetry that demonstrates the talent and creativity that comes from both a unique cultural perspective and a profound understanding and commitment to the process of translation.

 

This selection of González-Gerth’s poems demonstrates the range of interests, themes, and styles that span more than a century of a life dedicated to Hispanic literature studies. The poems in this collection are arranged chronologically, exhibiting “the different phases of a poet’s life as well as different historical moments and literary traditions.” Many of the poems appear with side-by-side translation, exhibiting the dexterity of rethinking the poems’ words, allusions, and connotations, and presenting them in a different language and tradition. Between Day and Night provides a record of González-Gerth’s achievement as a poet and translator, a writer who stays true to the languages and poetic styles of Latin America and Anglo-America, and “work[s] with essentially two minds.”

 

David Colón is an Assistant Professor of English and Latino Studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Colón, a Brooklyn native, received his PhD in English from Stanford University and was a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in English at the University of California, Berkeley.  His writing has appeared in various esteemed journals and he has recently published his first book entitled The Lost Men, an allegory.