Friday, April 28, 2017

Biografía para encontrarme

Mario Benedetti, Biografía para encontrarme. Mexico, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2011. ISBN: 9786071111364.

Genre: poetry
Subgenre: Spanish language
Format: trade paperback
Source: Berea branch of the Madison County (KY) Public Library

Finished reading Mario Benedetti's Biografía para encontrarme recently. It felt good to read some poetry for a change, and this is a very good poetry collection. The book collects 72 poems that Benedetti revised, rewrote, and arranged into this book during the last two years of his life. The poetry is intimate, heartwarming, moving at times, and very often introspective. Themes include solitude, nostalgia, death, love, and beauty. Fans of the poet will certainly enjoy this one. For new readers, this is a good book to discover the author's verse. 

I enjoyed the book very much, and I really liked it. It was light reading at times, but it also had moments for deep thought. Libraries with  Spanish language collections would do well to add this book. 

4 out of 5 stars. 

Book qualifies for these 2017 Reading Challenges: 

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