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Parra spent her early career singing Mexican songs in bars and researching traditional Chilean culture. All the different phases of Parra's life and work are discussed in this book, with analyses of her music, paintings, sculptures, embroideries (arpilleras), and poetry. Her exhibition in the Louvre gallery and the music venue that she set up before she died, La Carpa de la Reina, are also covered.
Among the individual essays collected here are seminal works by Patricio Manns and Leonidas Morales, which have been translated into English for the first time. These works introduce the historical and biographical context for Parra's work. Other essays feature the latest research and findings by Catherine Boyle, Ericka Verba, Paula Miranda, Serda Yalkin, Romina A. Green, and Lorna Dillon. The book also includes an interview with Violeta Parra's brother, the influential poet Nicanor Parra and a Foreword by Marjorie Agosín.
|Place of Publication||Woodbridge|
|Number of pages||214|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2017|
- Violeta Parra
- Chilean art
- Chilean music
- folk music
- La carpa de la reina
- Pop Art
Lorna Dillon (Invited speaker)6 Dec 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talkFile
Dillon, L. (Translator) & Manns, P., 2017, Violeta Parra: Life and Work. Tamesis Books, p. 27-34
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Other chapter contribution › peer-review