The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry: An Anthology Hardcover - 2011
by Ilan Stavans
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A major bilingual anthology of twentieth-century Latin American poetry
During a century of extraordinary change, poets became the chroniclers of deep polarizations. From Ruben Dario's quest to renew the Spanish language to Cesar Vallejo's linking of religion and politics, from Jorge Luis Borges's cosmopolitanism to Pablo Neruda's placement of poetry as uncompromising speaker for the downtrodden, and from Alejandra Pizarnik's agonies of the self to Humberto Ak'Abal's examination of all things indigenous, it is through verse that the hemisphere's cantankerous collective soul in an age of overhaul might best be understood.
A brilliant, moving, and thought-provoking summation of these forking paths, The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry invites us to look at an illustrious literary tradition with fresh eyes. Ilan Stavans, one of the foremost scholars of Hispanic culture and a distinguished translator, goes beyond easy geographical and linguistic categorizations in gathering these works. This bilingual anthology features eighty-four authors from sixteen different countries writing in Spanish, Portuguese, Mapuche, Nahuatl, Quechua, Mazatec, Zapotec, Ladino, and Spanglish. The poems are rendered into English in inspired fashion by first-rate translators such as Elizabeth Bishop, Galway Kinnell, W. S. Merwin, Alastair Reid, Mark Strand, and Richard Wilbur.
In these pages the reader will experience the power of poetry to account for a hundred years in the life of a restless continent.
- Title The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry: An Anthology
- Author Ilan Stavans
- Binding Hardcover
- Edition First Edition
- Pages 728
- Language ENG
- Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY
- Date 2011-03
- ISBN 9780374100247
About the author
Ilan Stavans is the Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include Spanglish, On Borrowed Words, The Poetry of Pablo Neruda, and Becoming Americans. His work has been translated into a dozen languages.
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