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In her new collection, Marjorie Agosin invokes the presence of Anne Frank in [poetry] that stir us to become engaged in history's making. A tireless human rights activist, Agosin is also a descendent of European Jews who escaped the Holocaust. juda
Paperback, 154 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Brandeis University Press
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Beth Peninger
May 11, 2012 Beth Peninger rated it liked it
I had no idea that this book would be such an easy read. It is a book of poems from the author to Anne Frank, whom the author feels a connection with. She explains this connection in her introduction to the book. The book was originally written in Spanish and then translated. This copy contained the Spanish on one page and the English on the other so really it was only 60 pages of poetry and those were not full pages, one to two paragraphs was the average.
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Nancy
Feb 17, 2011 Nancy rated it it was amazing
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A staggering, heartbreaking collection of poetry by a Jewish Chilean author who grew up with a picture of Anne Frank on her bedroom wall. I read this book in about 30 minutes and would do so again and again. Very vivid imagery and universal themes of love and death. I heartily recommend!
Billy
Feb 17, 2011 Billy rated it it was amazing
i might have cried at the end when it all hit me. i don't remember for sure but she had an honest innocent voice i believed in.
Marissa Morrison
Oct 10, 2007 Marissa Morrison rated it it was amazing
Powerful, stunning poems! I will use them with students when we study Anne Frank.
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Marjorie Agosín was born in Maryland and raised in Chile. She and her parents, Moises and Frida Agosín, moved to the United States due to the overthrow of the Chilean government by General Pinochet's military coup. Coming from a South American country and being Jewish, Agosín's writings demonstrate a unique blending of these cultures.

Agosín is well known as a poet, critic, and human activist. She
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