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Camastra, Caterina.  Amapolas. Tacámbaro: Taller Martín Pescador, 2020. Small 4to (26 cm, 10.25"). 40 pp.

Dra. Camastra was born in Brescia and educated in Italy, England, and Mexico, where she now lives and works as a translator, professor, researcher, and poet. => The present work, written in décimas, concerns love and loss of love. In his prologue to these poems, Alexis Díaz-Pimienta writes "He aquí, entonces, un poemario-florilegio" (p. 9) and that Camastra has a "manera tan musical de hablar el español que tiene, ese su castellano italianizado, o su italiano mexicanizado, me es imposible leer sus verso sin oírla respirar, o sentirla reír incluso entre las líneas." And David Huerta also is very enthusiastic: "¡He aquí a una italiana, Caterina Camastra, que escribe poemas en español y lo hace con maestría, y con brillo! El libro Amapolas es una feliz resurrección del siglo XVI con muchas gotas mexicanas de sabores populares, jaranas y ritmos bailables." He summarizes by saying that she is "Una poeta diestra en las modulaciones populares y cultas, unidas en el vaso de una artista consumada."
        The work is printed in an edition of only 100 copies: Florencio Ramírez was the compositor and Juan Pascoe and Martín Urbina were the printers at Pascoe's Taller Martín Pescador. The poems are set in 16 point Bembo with the prologue in 12 point Bembo, cast by Bradley Hutchinson in Austin; the heavy, rich paper is Tamayo De Ponte and the four vignettes are renderings of ornaments used in colonial Mexican books in the period 1566 to 1605.

Bound in stiff textured charcoal paper wrappers and sewn on vellum strips in a colonial Mexican–style binding. New.  (41409)   Please RESHELVE This.

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