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A native of Puerto Rico,nbsp;Giannina Braschinbsp;is an influential and versatile writer of poetry, fiction, and essays. She holds a Ph. Tess O'Dwyer's short story about her late Korean mother, entitled "Ballerina of Chestnut Mountain," won first place in the national short story competition of the Hackney Literary Awards. She runs her own fundraising consultancy in New York City. Empire of Dreams. Giannina Braschi.
Giannina Braschi explores the cultural and political journey of nearly 50 million Hispanic Americans living in the United States in this explosive new work of fiction, her first written in originally in English. Segismundo has been imprisoned for more than one hundred years, hidden away by his father, the king of the United States of Banana, for the crime of having been born.
But when the king remarries, he frees his son, and for the sake of reconciliation, makes Puerto Rico the fifty-first state and grants American passports to all Latin American citizens. This staggering show of benevolence rocks the global community, causing an unexpected power shift with far-reaching implications.
In a world struggling to realign itself in favor of liberty, United States of Banana is a force to be reckoned with in literature, art, and politics.
Empire of Dreams
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Es una forma de volver el mundo a su lugar. Y algo vuelve cuando debiera quedarse recordando. Y la piedra se despierta y dice canto. Y de repente todo adquiere movimiento. Dos viajeros se encuentran y sus zapatos bailan. Y corre la gaviota y el conejo vuela.
Empire of Dreams [excerpt]
Learn more about the actions Yale University Press is taking. She imbues her text with jollity and a brilliant energy that stretches its audience from lovers of modernism to seekers of a broadened artistry of language. As translated by O'Dwyer, her rhythmic, energetic prose is challenging yet accessible. Empire of Dreams is an absolute joy-ride!