Island of the Three Marias Summary
Alberto Rios

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Island of the Three Marias Summary

Although "Island of the Three Marias" refers to a real geographic place, the poem draws on the literary tradition of islands as locales of the exotic and the fantastic. Umberto Eco's Island of the Day Before and H. G. Wells' Island of Dr. Moreau are two well-known examples in this tradition. Ríos' poem appears in the second section of his 1985 collection, Five Indiscretions. The collection as a whole addresses themes of gender...

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