ASU Book Group: ‘Preciadas Cartas (1932-1979)' by Elizabeth Horan, Carmen Urioste-Azcorra and Cynthia Tompkins
This event last occurred April 28, 2021
The ASU Book Group's April 2021 reading selection is "Preciadas Cartas (1932–1979): Correspondencia entre Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo y Victoria Kent" edited by Elizabeth Horan, Carmen Urioste-Azcorra and Cynthia Tompkins. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. on Zoom. Haven't read the book? Come anyway! Authors are always present.
Special Note: This meeting of the Book Group will feature discussions in both Spanish and English.
Three ASU faculty members spent hundreds of hours sleuthing, transcribing dating and translating these deeply revealing letters between Chilean poet-diplomat Gabriela Mistral, Spanish lawyer and politician Victoria Kent and Argentine writer and intellectual Victoria Ocampo. There are dashes of political intrigue, profound ruminations on the sociocultural issues of their time and tender reminiscings, all bound together by an uncommon yet uniquely powerful friendship.
The book is available on amazon.com.
Elizabeth Horan is professor in the Department of English and Carmen Urioste-Azcorra and Cynthia Tompkins are both professors of Spanish in the School of International Letters and Cultures at ASU.
The ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2020-2021 are:
- Sep. 30 – David Sklar, “Atlas of Men”
- Oct. 28 – Joey Eschrich and Clark A. Miller, “The Weight of Light”
- Nov. 18 – Kelly deVos, “Fat Girl on a Plane”
- Dec. 16 – Clive Wynne, “Dog Is Love”
- Jan. 27 – Sally Ball, “Hold Sway”
- Feb. 24 – Emir Estrada, “Kids at Work”
- Mar. 31 – Kristin Grady Gilger and Julia Wallace, “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms”
- Apr. 28 – Elizabeth Horan, Carmen Urioste-Azcorra and Cynthia Tompkins, “Preciadas Cartas (1932-1979)”
The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.