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Agosín, Marjorie

Overview
Works: 185 works in 540 publications in 3 languages and 26,338 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Creative nonfiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PQ8098.1.G6, 861
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I lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Celeste Marconi is a dreamer, a writer, a collector of words. But then a new whispered word trickles into her life: "Subversives." Her beloved country of Chile has been taken over by a military dictatorship, and subversives--people considered a threat to the new government--are in increasing danger. Celeste's doctor-parents must go into hiding to remain safe, and Celeste, heartsick, must say good-bye to them. But the situation continues to worsen. More and more people are "disappearing," and soon Celeste herself is sent thousands of miles away, all the way to the coast of Maine--where she doesn't have a single friend or know a word of English. How can she possibly call another country--a country where people eat breakfast out of a box, where the cold grays of winter mirror the fears that envelope her--home? WIll she ever see Chile again? And if she does--what, and who, will she find there?
Women, gender, and human rights : a global perspective by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la couverture : "The 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights expresses the credo that all human beings are created free anf equal. But not until 1995 did the United Nations declare women's rights to be human rigths and bring gender issues into the global arena for the first time. Women, Gender and Human Rights is the first collection of essays encompassing a wide range of women's issues, includind political and domestic violenc, education, literacy, and reproductive rights. Most of the essays were written expressly for this volume by internationally known experts in the fields of government, bioethics, medicine, pulic affairs, literature, history, anthropology, law, and psychology."
Landscapes of a new land : fiction by Latin American women( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A map of hope : women's writings on human rights : an international literary anthology( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains seventy-seven poems, essays, memoirs, and histories from women writers around the world in which they explore issues of human rights
Pablo Neruda by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Chileense dichter en staatsman (1904-1973)
Tapestries of hope, threads of love : the arpillera movement in Chile, 1974-1994 by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arpilleras are burlap-backed tapestries depicting the experiences and emotions of women whose sons and husbands were arrested and never heard from again during the years of military rule. Agosin's narrative traces the arpillera movement from its early days under the promotion and protection of the Catholic Church's Vicaría de Solidaridad through the early 1990s, when newly reestablished civilian authorities decided not to more forcefully seek justice for victims of human rights abuses. The book includes 45 reproductions (on glossy plates), and the moving testimonies of a number of the arpilleristas themselves"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
A dream of light & shadow : portraits of Latin American women writers( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen original essays on women writers from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil are gathered in this book. Each establishes the relationship between the biography of the subject and her literary production. Some of these writers, like Nobel Prize-winner Gabriela Mistral, Elena Poniatowska, and Victoria Ocampo, are well known; others are still largely undiscovered. All of them defy the limits imposed upon them by society, and all have been able to find freedom through creative imagination
Women of smoke by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong female voices narrate the poems of this collection, including historical and mythological icons such as Virginia Woolf and Penelope as well as contemporary stereotypes ranging from housewives to witches to rape victims. The poems create a communion between women in suffering and explores the relationships they have with themselves and between each other and the exterior world--Publisher description
Surviving beyond fear : women, children and human rights in Latin America( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are not sweet girls : Latin American women poets( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women have always been close to words, singing, talking, whispering, despite cultural maxims encouraging women to be silent, they continue to speak, often through the sacred language of poetry, where there is an abundance of intuition and the possibility of reclaiming power through language. This anthology gathers an astonishing range of work from the turn of the century and through the present. We can see how the common threads of courage and inventiveness can be woven into a bright tapestry of women's voices that presents a true picture of a culture that must create its own history and traditions. Both well-known writers such as Gabriela Mistral, Cristina Peri Rossi, Alfonsina Storni and Violeta Parra and those who are lesser-known are among the more than fifty poets included
Passion, memory, and identity by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, written by a distinguished group of literary critics, explores the Jewish woman's experience in Latin America. It came about as an attempt to define the cultural experience of Jewish Latin American women writers, as well as their relationship with their various countries
Gabriela Mistral : the audacious traveler( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gabriela Mistral is the only Latin American woman writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Even so, her extraordinary achievements in poetry, narrative, and political essays remain largely untold. Gabriela Mistral: The Audacious Traveler explores the complex legacy of Mistral and the ways in which her work continues to define the Americas." "Gabriela Mistral: The Audacious Traveler is the first work to explore the totality of Mistral's vision and her political writings. It addresses her leadership as a representative of Chile during the drafting of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and her work on behalf of a unified American hemisphere. Throughout, she is depicted as a courageous social activist whose writings reveal a passionate voice for freedom and justice."--Jacket
What is secret : stories by Chilean women by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty-three authors and 37 texts represent powerful voices 'spoken from a woman's threshold' throughout 20th century. Twenty-two translators achieve a competent level with a wide variety of themes and styles. Editor's introduction orients reader to stories' Chilean context. Short notes on authors and translators. Recommended for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
A woman's gaze : Latin American women artists( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the exception of Frida Kahlo, who in recent years has become a cult figure, the achievements of Latin American women in the visual and performing arts have been overlooked. This book presents a dazzling group of women who challenge the common assumptions about the nature of artists and their art
Scraps of life : Chilean arpilleras : Chilean women and the Pinochet dictatorship by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncertain travelers : conversations with Jewish women immigrants to America by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory, oblivion, and Jewish culture in Latin America by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness : stories by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in Spanish and English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking root : narratives of Jewish women in Latin America( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Taking Root, Latin American women of Jewish descent, from Mexico to Uruguay, recall their coming of age with Sabbath candles and Hebrew prayers, Ladino songs and merengue music, Queen Esther and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Rich and poor, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, Jewish immigrant families searched for a new home and identity in predominantly Catholic societies. The essays included here examine the religious, economic, social, and political choices these families have made and continue to make as they forge Jewish identities in the New World. Marjorie Agosín has gathered narr
Starry night : poems by Marjorie Agosín( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berg's fine translation of Noche estrellada, a meditation on van Gogh's luminous paintings of the south of France, won the 1995 Letras de Oro Prize for Poetry. Translation conserves original's vivid chromatic metaphors. Lacking the Spanish texts, a table of contents, or a painting reproduction, work's format does not do justice to these poems"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
 
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Landscapes of a new land : fiction by Latin American women
Alternative Names
Agosín Halpern, Marjorie.

Agosín Halpern, Marjorie, 1955-

Agosin Halpern, Marjorie Stella, 1955-

Agosín, Marjorie

Agosín, Marjorie Stella 1955-

Halpern Marjorie Agosín

Halpern, Marjorie Agosín 1955-

Marjorie Agosín American writer

Marjorie Agosín Amerikaans romanschrijfster

אגוסין, מרג׳ורי

アゴシン, マージョリー

Languages
English (228)

Spanish (44)

Japanese (2)

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Landscapes of a new land : fiction by Latin American womenA map of hope : women's writings on human rights : an international literary anthologyTapestries of hope, threads of love : the arpillera movement in Chile, 1974-1994Women of smokeThese are not sweet girls : Latin American women poetsPassion, memory, and identityGabriela Mistral : the audacious travelerWhat is secret : stories by Chilean women