The Galloping Hour: French Poems

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$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Pages
96
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.3 X 0.3 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811227742

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About the Author

Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972) was born in Argentina and educated in Spanish and Yiddish. In addition to poetry, Pizarnik also wrote experimental works of theater and prose. She died of a deliberate drug overdose at the age of thirty-six.
A poet, translator, and editor, Patricio Ferrari has translated the works of Fernando Pessoa and Alejandra Pizarnik, among others.
Forrest Gander was born in the Mojave Desert and lives in California. He taught at Harvard University and Brown University. Gander is a translator and the author of many books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He has received a Pulitzer Prize, the Best Translated Book Award, and fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Whiting, and United States Artists Foundations.

Reviews

To bear down on Pizarnik's scant lines is to find their essential rigor: nothing is brittle, nothing breaks.--Joshua Cohen
Each of Pizarnik's poems is the hub of an enormous wheel.--Julio Cortázar
The late Argentine writer Pizarnik kindles a wildfire of rapturous desire amid a twilight landscape of irrecoverable love in these poems that were unpublished during her brief life....lustful, paralyzing, and contagious.-- (06/18/2018)
To read Pizarnik is to inhabit her melancholic world, a world of recursive, enabling lines, where 'my language is the priestess.'--Nick Ripatrazone
As this slender new collection demonstrates, Pizarnik's commitment to poetry started early and consumed her life. Whether in Spanish or in French, in Buenos Aires or in Paris, her voice remains that of the eternal émigré who searched for a home but failed to find it. Pizarnik wrote the way she lived: in a state of restless longing.-- (07/30/2018)
It is a privilege to read.--Zack Anderson