Academic journal article Michigan Quarterly Review

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Academic journal article Michigan Quarterly Review

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Reducción progresiva del mundo. Cerrarse sucesivo

de ventanas, una tras otra.

Una

otra

otra.

Por las pocas que quedan, yi entornadas

la visión fragmentaria muestra trozos

difíciles de armar.

¿No será ahora

ya fantasioso el hilo que los une

y les da algún sentido?

Progressive reduction of the world. Successive closing

of windows, one after the other.

One

another

another.

Through the few that remain, now half-closed,

fragmentary vision shows pieces,

difficult to assemble.

Is it now

a fantasy, the thread that unites them

and gives them meaning?

Translated from Spanish

by Jesse Lee Kercheval

[Author Affiliation]

CIRCE MAIA was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1932, but she has lived most of her life in the northern city of Tacuarembó. …

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