1823. The Poetry of Exile: Heredia Arrives in the United States

But the English languge is incomprehensible to Heredia. He cannot understand “even one syllable” in the morning paper. And thus his first impression of the United States creates a sense of “total isolation.” Rodrigo LazoUC Irvine The ferocious December wind prevents the ship Galaxy from landing at Cape Cod, forcing it to stop at an island near Falmouth, Massachussetts. José María Heredia, not yet 20 and fleeing Cuba, debarks to...

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