Altazor (Trans. from the Spanish)

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$19.95
Publisher
Wesleyan University Press
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Pages
176
Dimensions
5.56 X 8.68 X 0.5 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780819566782
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About the Author

VICENTE HUIDOBRO (1893-1948), a Chilean who lived mainly in Europe, was a trilingual poet, painter, war correspondent, founder of newspapers and literary magazines, Hollywood screenwriter, and candidate for president of Chile. ELIOT WEINBERGER's recent books are Karmic Traces, 9/12 and The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry. His edition of Jorge Luis Borges' Selected Non-Fictions received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism.

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"Huidobro's great poem is the most radical experiment in the modern era. It is an epic that tells the adventures, not of a hero, but of a poet in the changing skies of language. Throughout the seven cantos we see Altazor subject language to violent or erotic acts: mutilations and divisions, copulations and juxtapositions. The English translation of this poem that bristles with complexities is another epic feat, and its hero is Eliot Weinberger."--Octavio Paz