In this Book

Selected Prose and Prose-Poems
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This Spanish-English bilingual volume gathers the most famous and representative prose writings of Gabriela Mistral, which have not been as readily available to English-only readers as her poetry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Biographical Data
  2. p. ix
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  1. Principal Publications
  2. p. xi
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  1. Part I: Fables, Elegies, and Things of the Earth
  2. p. 1
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  1. El mar / The Sea
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. La cebra / The Zebra
  2. p. 5
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  1. El faisán dorado / The Golden Pheasant
  2. pp. 7-9
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  1. La harina / Flour
  2. pp. 10-11
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  1. Elogio de la sal / In Praise of Salt
  2. p. 12
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  1. El higo / The Fig
  2. p. 13
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  1. La piña / The Pineapple
  2. p. 14
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  1. La tortuga / The Tortoise
  2. p. 15
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  1. Pan / Bread
  2. p. 17
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  1. La jirafa / The Giraffe
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. La alpaca / The Alpaca
  2. pp. 20-21
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  1. El girasol / The Sunflower
  2. p. 22
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  1. Elogio del cristal / In Praise of Glass
  2. pp. 23-25
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  1. Elogio de la arena / In Praise of Sand
  2. pp. 26-28
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  1. Segundo elogio de la arena / Second Praise-Song for the Sand
  2. p. 29
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  1. Part II: Prose and Prose-Poems from Desolación/Desolation
  2. p. 31
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  1. La oración de la maestra / The Teacher's Prayer
  2. pp. 33-35
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  1. Los cabellos de los niños / Children's Hair
  2. p. 36
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  1. Poemas de las madres / Poems of the Mothers
  2. pp. 37-48
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  1. Poemas de la madre / Poems of the Saddest
  2. pp. 49-52
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  1. Canciones de cuna / Lullabies
  2. pp. 53-55
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  1. Motivos del barro / Motifs of Clay
  2. pp. 56-66
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  1. La flor de cuatro pétalos / The Four-Petaled Flower
  2. pp. 67-68
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  1. Poemas del éxtasis / Poems of Ecstasy
  2. pp. 69-74
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  1. El arte / Art
  2. pp. 75-78
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  1. Decálogo del artista / Decalogue of the Artist
  2. pp. 79-80
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  1. Comentarios a poemas de Rabindranath Tagore / Commentary on Poems by Rabindranath Tagore
  2. pp. 81-84
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  1. Lecturas espirituales / Spiritual Readings
  2. pp. 85-91
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  1. Motivos de la Pasión / Motifs of the Passion
  2. pp. 92-95
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  1. Poemas del hogar
  2. pp. 96-100
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  1. Prosa escolar/Cuentos escolares / Por qué las cañas son
  2. pp. 101-103
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  1. Scholarly Prose/Stories for Schools / Why Bamboo Canes
  2. pp. 103-105
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  1. Por qué las rosas tienen espinas / Why Roses Have Thorns
  2. pp. 105-110
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  1. La raíz del rosal / The Root of the Rosebush
  2. pp. 110-112
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  1. El cardo / The Thistle
  2. pp. 112-115
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  1. La charca / The Puddle
  2. pp. 115-117
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  1. Part III: Lyrical Biographies
  2. p. 118
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  1. Canto a San Francisco / Songs to Saint Francis
  2. pp. 121-136
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  1. Silueta de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz / Profile fo Sor Juana Ines de las Cruz
  2. pp. 137-144
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  1. Part IV: Literary Essays, Journalism, ‘Messages’’
  2. p. 145
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  1. Decir el sueño / To Declare the Dream
  2. pp. 147-151
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  1. Pensamientos pedagógicos / Thoughts on Teaching
  2. pp. 152-156
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  1. Silueta de la india mexicana / Profile of the Mexican
  2. pp. 157-160
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  1. Chile / Chile
  2. pp. 161-164
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  1. Un hombre de México: Alfonso Reyes / A Man of Mexico: Alfonso
  2. pp. 165-168
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  1. Alfonsina Storni / Alfonsina Storni
  2. pp. 169-173
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  1. Invitación a la lectura de Rainer María Rilke / An Invitation to Read
  2. pp. 174-181
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  1. Si Napoleón no hubiese existido / If Napoleon Had Never
  2. pp. 182-188
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  1. José Martí / José Martí
  2. pp. 189-196
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  1. Recado sobre Pablo Neruda / A Message about Pablo
  2. pp. 197-204
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  1. Como escribo / How I Write
  2. pp. 205-208
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  1. Sobre cuatro sorbos de agua / On Four Sips of Water
  2. pp. 209-222
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  1. La palabra maldita / The Forbidden Word
  2. pp. 223-227
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  1. Mis ideas sociales / My Social Beliefs
  2. pp. 228-233
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  1. Translator's Remarks
  2. pp. 235-246
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  1. Index of Titles
  2. pp. 247-248
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