Poems to Read on a Streetcar

Oliverio Girondo (Author) Heather Cleary (Translator)
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Description

Virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, Girondo is one of the pioneers of Latin American literature. This selection offers a glimpse of a precise and playful writer who insisted that a poem "should be constructed like a watch and sold like a sausage."

Product Details

Price
$10.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
January 27, 2014
Pages
64
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.5 X 8.7 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811221771
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About the Author

Oliverio Girondo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1891, and the author of seven innovative books of poetry. He traveled often to Europe where he forged ties with the French Symbolists and the Spanish avant-garde. Girondo eventually died from injuries sustained in a 1964 car accident in 1967.
Heather Cleary translated C├ęsar Rendueles's Sociophobia and Sergio Chejfec's The Planets and The Dark, among other novels and poetry collections. Her translations have been finalists for the National Translation Award and the Best Translated Book Award, and she holds a PhD in Latin American and Iberian cultures from Columbia University. She lives in New York and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.