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Island of the Three Marias Critical Essay

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Critical Overview

"Island of the Three Marias" appears in Five Indiscretions. Although the poem itself hasn't received much critical attention, a few publications reviewed the collection. José David Saldívar writes that "most of the poems achieve a level of excellence not far below the peak moments in his earlier poetry." Lawrence Joseph notes that "Five Indiscretions displays the breadth and richness of the American language—a language which requires and will require complex techniques." Rochelle Ratner claims that Ríos "offers the insights into the lives of women seldom found in the work of a male writer." Adrián Pérez Melgosa praises the book, writing that "[Five Indiscretions] traces a genealogy of the seemingly capricious or irrational behavior of human beings by exploring how this behavior develops as a result of the experiences each person goes through in the secrecy of his or...

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