A Musical Hell

Alejandra Pizarnik (Author) Yvette Siegert (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$11.95  $10.99
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
July 10, 2013
Pages
48
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.5 X 8.7 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811220965
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About the Author

Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972) was a leading voice in twentieth-century Latin American poetry. Born in Avellaneda to Russian-Jewish immigrants, Pizarnik studied literature and painting at the University of Buenos Aires and spent most of her life in Argentina. In 1960, she moved to Paris, where she was influenced by the work of the Surrealists and participated in a vibrant expatriate community of writers that included Julio Cortรกzar and Octavio Paz. Known primarily for her poetry, Pizarnik also wrote experimental fiction, plays, a literary diary, and works of criticism. She died in Buenos Aires, of an apparent drug overdose, at the age of thirty-six.
The poet Yvette Siegert has also translated The Reef by Juan Villoro and Alejandra Pizarnik's poetry collections A Musical Hell, Diana's Tree, and Extracting the Stone of Madness, for which she won the 2017 Best Translated Book Award.

Reviews

Translated by Yvette Siegert, this collection recalls a collusion of whimsy and gravitas apparent in Cortรกzar's work while simultaneously presenting the poet's own unique lyric sensibility.--Erica Wright