Mandalay: A Trilingual Edition

Clara Astarloa

English Translation by the Author

Hindi Translation by Alka Jaspal

Paperback with flaps
216 mm × 140 mm
166 pages

Clara Astarloa

Clara Astarloa (Buenos Aires, 1980) has worked and published in the areas of history and literature in Latin America and Spain. She has published short stories and poems in several anthologies, such as Time of Short Stories (Planeta Publishing, 2010), The Best Poems (Imagenta Publishing, 2014), and About Shakespeare (Samarcanda, 2017). Her poetry collection Mandalay (2017) was awarded in 2019 by PROSUR (Programa Sur), the Argentine Government. She has won literary accolades such as the 22nd Hispanic Literary Competition of the University of Seville (2016) and the 7th Young Talent Competition of Planeta Publishing House (2010). Among her literary, historical and documentary translations, she recently translated A Poet in New York by Federico Garcia Lorca (Lantia Publishing, 2018). Poems from her book Winter Garden were made into musical-coral works by the Spanish composer Javier Busto. Clara has a bachelor’s in history (Argentina) and a master’s in creative writing (Spain). She is currently an assistant professor at the Centre for Latin American Studies, Department of International Relations, Goa University

‘Apart from the works of Jorge Luis Borges, poets from Argentina are virtually unknown in India. This trilingual edition by Clara Astarloa introduces readers in this country to an original and refreshing young voice from Argentina. The poems are beautifully crafted with an economy of language deepened by lyrical poignancy, some of them drawing on India and the Indian ethos and landscape. The poems are unusual and striking in tone and structure. Astarloa’s work will serve as a pioneering volume, a threshold to more discoveries of contemporary poetry from Argentina. ‘Given their subject matter, the poems appeal to both the specialized and general reader. Like in many good poems, the apparent surface simplicity yields itself on further reading to unsuspected depths of meaning and revelation. Poetry is often about beauty in brevity, and Clara Astarloa’s work exemplifies this quality.’

Manohar Shetty
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