The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry
Author: Vicuña, Cecilia
Brand: Oxford University Press
Number Of Pages: 608
Release Date: 24-07-2009
Details: Product Description Here is the first anthology to present a full range of multilingual poetries from Latin America, covering over 500 years of a poetic tradition as varied, robust, and vividly imaginative as any in the world. Editors Cecilia Vicu�a and Ernesto Livon-Grosman present a fresh and expansive selection of Latin American poetry, from the indigenous responses to the European conquest, through early feminist poetry of the 19th century, the early 20th century "Modernismo" and "Vanguardia" movements, later revolutionary and liberation poetry of the 1960s, right up to the experimental, visual and oral poetries being written and performed today. Here readers will find several types of poetry typically overlooked in major anthologies, such as works written or chanted in their native languages, the vibrant mestizo (mixed) creations derived from the rich matrix of spoken language in Latin America, and even the mysterious verses written in made-up languages. In addition to the giants of Latin American poetry, such as C�sar Vallejo, Vicente Huidobro, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Haroldo and Augusto de Campos, and Gabriela Mistral, the editors have included a selection of vital but lesser known poets such as Pablo de Rohka, Blanca Varela, and Cecilia Meireles, as well as previously untranslated works by Sim� n Rodr�guez, Bartolom� Hidalgo, Oliverio Girondo, Rosa Araneda, and many others. In all, the anthology presents more than 120 poets, many in new translations--by Jerome Rothenberg, W.S. Merwin, and Forrest Gander, and others--specially commissioned for this anthology, and each accompanied by a biographical note. The book features both English and original language versions of the poems, a full bibliography, and an introduction by the editors. Sure to stand as the definitive anthology for decades to come, The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry remaps the territory, offering new ways of looking at a poetry as diverse and complex as Latin America itself. Review "Impressive in its scope, variety, and sheer liveliness, THE OXFORD BOOK OF LATIN AMERICAN POETRY is a must for poetry explorers eager to venture into the many wonders that lie beyond the boundaries of English." --Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate "No better way of falling in love with Latin America...a magisterial anthology." --Ariel Dorfman, Washington Post "The most comprehensive, representative, and up-to-date survey in English of Latin American Poetry, bar none." -- Library Journal "Huge, much needed antholog[y]." -- Philadelphia Inquirer "Its uniqueness is evident...exciting...If one were forced to choose only one volume of Latin American poetry to take to a desert island, this would be the one." -- Rain Taxi "Fascinating...an extensive and thorough compendium...This comprehensive volume will be useful and informative for Latin American scholars, as well as the general public interested in exploring unusual forms of poetry." -- Catholic Library World " The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry is a strikingly inclusive anthology attentive to concrete and visual poetry. -- Times Literary Supplement "Should revitalize our interest in Latin American poetry...Demonstrate[s] the extent to which translation can generate exciting innovations in poetic techniques and forms." -- Pleiades "An essential resource for US teachers and students of poetry as we move away from the study of an isolated American poetry and toward the teaching of a more inclusive poetry of the Americas... The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry serves as a compass for those of us interested in remapping the hemisphere to reflect our actual connections and relations in and across languages." -- Jacket 2 "Innovative...This compelling anthology advances our understanding of the genre and belongs on our shelves and in our classrooms." -- World Literature Today "Incredibly encompassing." -- Coldfront About the Author Cecilia Vicu�a is an independent poet, artist, and editor.
Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.8 inches
Languages: English, Spanish