The Dictator's Autumn single work   poetry   "Betrayal was a humid root of spring,=La traicion fue raiz humeda de primavera"
Alternative title: El dictador y su otono
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Dictator's Autumn
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  • Translator's note: In Spanish, the word 'hoja' refers to both the leaf on a tree and the page in a book. Its double meaning in this poem, in which the pages of books burn in Pinochet's autumn, cannot be fully rendered in English. I have elected, therefore, to choose 'leaf' over 'page' in order to maintain the poem's seasonal allusions.

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Language: Spanish , English
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