Moure, Erín

Chus Pato - m-Tala

£9.95

Chus Pato - m-Tala

Paperback, 108pp, 8.5x5.5ins.

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Not for sale in Canada. Translated from Galician by Erín Moure

 

In 2000 in Galicia, in a maelstrom of rupture from her previous poetics, well-known poet Chus Pato gave readers a startling new book that instantly demarcated the literary landscape. This book was a reverberative crescendo, a roar and clamour of genres and fictions for the multipled "I" in a time of unspeakable catastrophes — m-Talá.

"People have said m-Talá is an unpronounceable, untranslatable cry. Yet it echoes huge realities. In the Temi language of Tanzania, 'mtala' means 'sudden apparition'. In the American tongue, EMTALA is a law to stop hospitals from dumping desperately ill patients who are uninsured, unable to pay. Pato's m-Talá is her own sudden apparition into discourses that harm us, in searing poetry that identifies the sickness, refuses no treatment, and—without being a hospital—sends no one away." (from the introduction by Erín Moure)

Simultaneously published in Canada by BuschekBooks, Ottawa.

 

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