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Con la memoria stretta in gola by Margarita Drago (Book presentation)



May 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Con la memoria stretta in gola by Margarita Drago (Book presentation)

Brigidina Gentile / Italian translation


About the book:

A work of surprising poetic amplitude. The author, who surprised us with Memory Tracks: Fragments from Prison (1975-1980), now offers the reader poems that reveal her experience marked by oppression, the recuperation of memory, the search for her origin and the desire to establish an axis in the world. Every poem incites to read the next, in a book that captivates for its multiple meanings and the presence of an authentic voice with an undeniable poetic quality.


Myrna Nieves, Ph.D. Escritora, profesora y editora



Margarita Drago (Rosario, Argentina). Dr. Drago is a Professor of Spanish and Literature in the World Languages, Literatures and Humanities Department at York College- CUNY. As an ex-political prisoner, poet and writer, she has represented Argentina in congresses in the United States, Latin America and Europe. She has published Fragmentos de la memoria. Recuerdos de una experiencia carcelaria (1975-1980) /Memory Tracks: Fragments from Prison (1975-1980) (NY, 2007), declared of national and cultural interest by the Honorable National Congress of the Republic of Argentina in 2016; Con la memoria al ras de la garganta (NY, 2012); Hijas de los vuelos (Bs. As., 2016); Quedó la puerta abierta (San Salvador, 2017); Un gato de ojos grandes me mira fijamente (México, 2017); Heme aquí (San Salvador, 2017) and Con la memoria stretta in gola (Cura e traduzione Brigida Gentile, Salerno, 2018). She coauthored with Juana M. Ramos Tomamos la palabra: mujeres en la guerra civil de El Salvador (1980-1992) (San Salvador, 2016).


Brigidina Gentile has refined her studies of cultural anthropology by conducting field research in Mexico, where she returned with the Penelope Project: Woman and Myth in Hispano-American Writing. From this experience was born the anthology L’altra Penelope (first edition Oedipus, 2008, Spanish edition ArCiBel, 2011, new edition Libellula, 2014), which received the Honorable Mention at the New York Book Festival in 2012. Along with journalist and film critic Ciro Giorgini, she has produced a video, “Lampi da Messico. Black on White”, an inspiring look into Mexico soul, through black-and-white photographic and cinematic images.Brigidina has translated and edited the publication of many works of poetry, narrative and theatre of Hispanic Writers. She received several honorable mentions and awards including: Ipazia Prize and Mimosa Award in 2015. Her tales and poems are present in various anthologies; Profumo di limoni story has been translated into several languages. Her articles on Mexico and indigenous culture, female writing, cinema, literature and food can be found on the net as well as in magazines and books.Notturni à la carte / Penelope misunderstandings is her first book of short stories and poems published in a single volume (Libellula, 2012).Eros in soffitta e altri ibridi(Oèdipus, 2018), her last poetry book has been published with a pseudonym, her name of art.


Con la memoria stretta in gola by Margarita Drago (Book presentation and reading) at Terraza 7 on Friday May 4th, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

No Cover Charge.