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Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart

Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart is a poetry collection by Beatriz Hausner.

Beatriz Hausner

Juxtaposing the diction of surrealism with Ovid, Callimachus and popular music — punk and new wave — the poems in Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart concern themselves with various aspects of Eros.

From wistful romance to explicit sex, these poems are inspired by the troubadour poets of Provence and Italy, and invoke such historical figures as the Byzantine Empress Theodora and her husband, Emperor Justinian, not to mention the Countess of Dia — Beatriz — a major poet of the troubadour tradition; these are Hausner's "alter voices," expressing permutations of presence, absence, conquest and loss. 

Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart reaches back through the millennia to create an unexpected, unconventional and contemporary exploration of one of humanity's oldest pleasures. (From Book*Hug)

Beatriz Hausner is a poet and translator. Her books have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, French, Dutch and Portuguese. Hausner was President of the Literary Translators' Association of Canada and one of the founders of the Banff Literary Translation Centre. 

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