Little Stones at My Window

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ISBN 978-1-880684-90-0
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Publication Date
February 2003
Page Count
400 pages
Trim Size
5.5 x 8.5

Little Stones at My Window

Selected Poems of Mario Benedetti
Mario Benedetti

This bilingual collection of Mario Benedetti's poems covers a fifty-year span, with poems that range in theme from the pain of exile to the joys of love to the horrors of political repression. With Kafkaesque irony, Benedetti frequently conveys the impact of bureaucracy on the lives of ordinary citizens.
About the Author

Mario Benedetti was born in Uruguay in 1920. Following a 1973 coup d'état, Benedetti's work was banned. From 1973 to 1985, he lived in exile for various periods in Argentina, Peru, Cuba, and Spain. Writing from exile, he was able to inform the world about tragedies happening in his home country. Today, his more than 80 books of poetry, fiction, essays, and drama are well-renowned around the globe, having been published in over 20 languages. A member of Generation '45, his work had notable influence on Uruguayan literary and cultural life. He died in 2009.

Charles Dean Hatfield is a translator and professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, specializing in 19th and 20th century Latin American literature. 

"Benedetti's lyricism and political message combine in a collection of poetry whose time has certainly come."

Harvard Book Review

"A miraculous collection that explores with fierce tenderness the everyday hope we need to survive."

Ariel Dorfman,

"It is deeply rewarding to read [Benedetti's] poetry, characterized by clarity, richness of imagery and language and delivered in a uniquely personal tone."

—Rosita Chazaretta-Rourke, Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania