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The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry

A Bilingual Anthology
(Book - 2009 )
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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~na 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 LatinAmerican poetry, such as Cesar 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 Simo n Rodriguez, Bartolome Hidalgo, Oliverio Girondo, Rosa Araneda, and many others. In all, the anthology presents more than 120 poets, many in new translations-by poets such as JeromeRothengerg, W.S. Merwin, and Forrest Gander-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.
Title: The Oxford book of Latin American poetry
a bilingual anthology
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
Characteristics: xxxviii, 561 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Cecilia Vicuña and Ernesto Livon-Grosman
Contents: Migrations (excerpt) / Gloria Gervitz
Everything calm, immobile ; Which to paint which first ; Not time yet ; Where the yellow / Soledad Fariña
Catatau (excerpt) ; Metamorphosis (excerpt) / Paulo Leminski
Homeland ; Heels over head with life ; I'm afraid ; Canto 17 : Cumbal ; Canto 18 : Soacha ; Canto 3 : Dabeiba / María Mercedes Carranza
It wasn't in Sicily, it wasn't here (excerpt) / Arturo Carrera
Physical portrait ; The Earth listening to us ; London Khipu ; Instan (excerpt) / Cecilia Vicuña
Mar paraguayo (excerpt) / Wilson Bueno
Tuyú ; Mme. Schoklender / Néstor Perlongher
Radio Sandino (excerpt) / Daisy Zamora
Inri (excerpt) ; Neither fear nor sadness (desert writing) ; My God is hunger (sky writing) / Raúl Zurita
Water's lubricious edges ; Its dark force curving ; Give me, Earth, your night / Coral Bracho
The flag of Chile (excerpt) / Elvira Hernández
Twilight's idol / Reina María Rodríguez
Miss Murkiness (excerpt) / Emeterrio Cerro
Shock of the lenders (excerpt) / Jorge Santiago Perednik
Stones ; Advice ; Effort ; Navel ; Fireflies ; Walker ; Learning ; Buzzard / Humberto Ak'abal
I still want to dream in this valley ; For I am the power of the nameless / Elikura Chihuailaf
Black ivory (excerpt) / Myriam Moscona
A sound of ancient, faded flows ; Traces ; The Grail / Josely Vianna Baptista
Prayer so my man won't have to cross the line / Xunka' Utz'utz' Ni'
Pexi Kola magic / Loxa Jiménes Lópes
The talking box speaks / María Ernándes Kokov
Dance of the perfumed woman / Tonik Nibak
Third World (excerpt) / Cristina Rivera-Garza
Cantares / Juan Gregorio Regino
List of translators
Source acknowledgments
CDLVI ; CDLXXXI ; XDV / Juan Gelman
Eggtangle ; Eye for an eye ; To put on a mask / Augusto de Campos
The leather telegram / Jaime Jaramillo Escobar
The foreigners lie about what they want / Lorenzo Ramos
The words of Pa'i Antonio / Antonio Martínez
Mother, here we are / Aurelio Frez
Grape harvests ; The dwellers (excerpt) / Alfredo Silva Estrada
Meditate ; The Authoritarian School and how a respectable literary genre was born ; Threat ; Romulus Augustulus ; Sexologic / Gerardo Deniz
A moment captured by a Japanese painter... ; Untitled ; "Housing complex" / Isabel Fraire
Exodus of the Gods (excerpt) / Sergio Mondragón
Poem with simultaneous translation Spanish-Spanish ; Nuptial song / Susana Thénon
No, I wasn't always this ugly ; The country
Sir Thomas ; Toadstools VIII / Roque Dalton
Nocturnal singer ; From the other side ; From a copy of "Les Chants de Maldoror" ; Fiesta ; Useless frontiers / Alejandra Pizarnik
Restriction of nocturnal movements ; Conjurer's tract ; Vision of Hiroshima / Óscar Hahn
The world's practice ; A bird's Earthness ; Good-bye to the twentieth century / Eugenio Montejo
The most amusing song of the devil (A prose work half in verse, no joke. . .) (excerpt) / Osvaldo Lamborghini
A meeting at Cho-Fu-Sa ; Kafka reborn / José Kozer
Contra natura (excerpt) / Rodolfo Hinostroza
The dead conquerors ; Poem on Jonah and the disalienated ; Appendix to the poem on Jonah and the disalienated / Antonio Cisneros
Remarks concerning the exuberant activity of "phonetic confabulation" or "the language of birds"... ; Breathing house, almost the (author's) little house ; Ear ; The new novel : the poet as superman ; The structure of political thought / Juan Luis Martínez
Easy for singing ; Dumb, sad, and thoughtful ; Goddamn the empty sky / Violeta Parra
You shouldn't copy pound ; Qedeshím Qedeshóth / Gonzalo Rojas
Bulletin and elegy of Indian enslavement (excerpt) / César Dávila Andrade
Education by stone ; Tale of an architect ; The uconfessing artist ; A knife all blade / João Cabral do Melo Neto
Variations on time ; The obstacle / Olga Orozco
Metamorphosis ; Poor world ; A guest ; I did not love you / Idea Vilariño
Anniversary of a vision (excerpt) / Jaime Saenz
From the fleeting and permanent (excerpt) ; Dark bond / Juan Sánchez Peláez
María's first death ; Paracas Pyramid Performance, 1974 ; Khipu, 1965 / Jorge Eduardo Eielson
Two murals : U.S.A. (excerpts) / Carlos Martínez Rivas
Portable Madi dictionary (excerpts) / Gyula Kosice
MADI / The MADI Movement
Death of Thomas Merton (excerpt) / Ernesto Cardenal
Livid light ; Silence around an ancient stone ; Malinche / Rosario Castellanos
Antônio Conselheiro and the Canudos Rebellion / Apolônio Alves dos Santos
I bury my hand in the sand ; Exercises ; Final scene ; Family secret ; Currículum vitae / Blanca Varela
Hear the Earth ; Drink Coca Cola / Décio Pignatari
Tortilla ; Sestina of Mea Culpa ; I trust now in nothing / Carlos Germán Belli
Black Colá Jara ; The trivial jungle / Francisco Madariaga
The displaced applicant (excerpt) ; Eva Perón at the stake (excerpt) / Leónidas Lamborghini
amereida (excerpt) / amereida
Object-poems / Edgardo Antonio Vigo
The father's monologue with his infant son ; Those who are going to die can't wait / Enrique Lihn
The ear's pavilion ; Born and dies ; Galáxias (excerpt) : flower blower ; Galáxias (excerpt) : Reza calla y trabaja ; Galáxias (excerpt) : inscribedcorpse / Haroldo de Campos
World of seven wells ; An ear / Alfonsina Storni
Canto I, Altazor (excerpt) ; Minuit ; Piano ; Non Serviam / Vicente Huidobro
Inspiration ; Nocturne ; A very interesting preface (excerpt) / Mário de Andrade
Song of the old male (excerpt) / Pablo de Rokha
Life (excerpt) / María Sabina
Village on the river ; Why? / Juan L. Ortiz
Khirkhilas (excerpt) / Gamaliel Churata
Cobra Norato (excerpt) / Raúl Bopp
Prelude in Boricua ; Black dance / Luis Palés Matos
The Golem ; The mythical founding of Buenos Aires ; Borges and I ; Limits / Jorge Luis Borges
Canticle IX ; Magic love / Rosamel Del Valle
Pyrargyrite metal, 9 ; Song ; Speech ; Second rose motif / Cecilia Meireles
Death without end (excerpt) ; Elegy ; Pauses I / José Gorostiza
This is that ; A passion for measure ; In the middle of the way ; F / Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Sensemayá ; Son number 6 ; My last name I, a family elegy / Nicolás Guillén
L.A. nocturne : the angels ; Nocturne : fear / Xavier Villaurrutia
To wait ; Trafalgar Square / César Moro
Melancholy inside families ; Walking around ; Right, Comrade, it's the hour of the garden / Pablo Neruda
Climate ; Lullaby / Aurelio Arturo
Mansion of foam ; Deserted blue ; The I's illumination ; Visitor extremes / Omar Cáceres
Aloysius Acker is coming into the world ; Without time signature, hurrying ad lib/played freely, etc. / Martín Adán
Thoughts in Havana (excerpt) ; Fifes, epiphany, goats ; Death of time / José Lezama Lima
The way it must be ; Hue ; Aquatic rite / Enrique Molina
God creates the Andes ; The myth of the jaguar / Pablo Antonio Cuadra
Sunstone (excerpt) ; Here ; Exclamation ; Altar / Octavio Paz
Warsong of the things (excerpt) / Joaquín Pasos
No president's statue escapes ; 1973 ; U.S.A. ; The individual's soliloquy / Nicanor Parra
The slippery one / Hilario Ascasubi
Song of exile / Antonio Gonçalves Dias
Intimate ideas (excerpt) / Manuel Antonio Álvares de Azevedo
The Wall Street inferno / Sousândrade
Martín Fierro (excerpt) / José Hernández
The slave ship (tragedy on the sea) (excerpt) / Antonio de Castro Alves
Cueca of the lady conductors / Rosa Araneda
Waking dream ; Love in the city / José Martí
Lesbian ; Afra / João da Cruz e Sousa
Ars / José Asunción Silva
Portuguese language / Olavo Bilac
Love your rhythm ; The wandering song ; EHEU! ; Nocturne ; Philosophy ; The optimist's salutation / Rubén Darío
Three haikus : Willow, cherimoya tree, bug ; Ideogram lantern (excerpt) ; Havana impressions / José Juan Tablada
The lady i ; The towers ; Favila / José María Eguren
América invertida ; City with no name (excerpts) / Joaquín Torres García
Lunatic Tertulia (excerpt) / Julio Herrera y Reissig
A philosopher's agony ; Modem Buddhism / Augusto dos Anjos
It's the silence ; Mare Vitae / Pedro Kilkerry
To Eros ; The ineffable ; The intruder / Delmira Agustini
Anthology ; Green-black ; My last poem / Manuel Bandeira
Emotion and advantage of proven depth ; All morning the wind has spoken / Enriqueta Arvelo Larriva
"This Hades is fluid. . ." (excerpt)
Xul Solar
Drops of gall ; Airflower ; A word ; The other woman / Gabriela Mistral
Brazilwood (excerpt) ; The history of Brazil ; Cannibal Manifesto (excerpts) / Oswald de Andrade
The mix ; My lumy ; Totem night ; You have to look for it ; Votive offering / Oliverio Girondo
The black heralds ; Trilce (excerpts) : XXIII, XXXVI ; Black stone on a white stone ; Telluric and magnetic ; I stayed on to warm up the ink in which I drown ; There are days, there comes to me an exuberant, political hunger / César Vallejo
Acknowledgments
Preface
An introduction to Mestizo poetics / Cecilia Vicuña
A historical introduction to Latin American poetry / Ernesto Livon-Grosman
Maya scribes ; And all was destroyed (excerpt) ; Codex Cantares Mexicanos (excerpt) ; The Florentine codex (excerpt) ; Inca Khipu / Anonymous
Beautiful maiden / Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
Popol Vuh (excerpt) / Anonymous
The Araucaniad (excerpt) / Alonso de Ercilla y Zuñiga
The Mestizo's ballade / Mateo Rosas de Oquendo
Cachiuia ; Festival of the Inca ; Principal accountant and treasurer ; Priests who force the Indians to weave cloth / Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala
Define your city ; An anatomy of the ailments suffered by the body of the republic, in all its members, and complete definition of what has ever been the city of Bahia ; To the city of Bahia laying his eyes first upon his city he sees that its merchants are the primary cause of its ruin, because it longs after useless and deceitful goods ; To the Palefaces of Bahia ; Upon finding an arm taken from the statue of the Christ Child of Our Lady of the Wonders, which was profaned by unbelievers at the sea of Bahia / Gregório de Matos
First dream (excerpt) ; This coloured counterfeit that thou beholdest ; Tarry, shadow of my scornful treasure ; Diuturnal infirmity of hope... ; Villancico VIII (excerpt) / Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
The book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel (excerpt) ; The book of Chilam Balam of Mani (excerpt) ; Grant Don Juan V life ; Eight-line acrostic / Anonymous
Social virtues and illuminations / Simón Rodríguez
Atahualpa death prayer / Anonymous
New patriotic dialogue / Bartolomé Hidalgo
To the most holy Virgin Mary ; Multiform salve (excerpt) ; Alphabetical-numerical prophecy / Francisco Acuña de Figueroa
Additional Contributors: Livon-Grosman, Ernesto
Vicuña, Cecilia
Alternate Title: Latin American poetry
ISBN: 0195124545
9780195124545
Branch Call Number: 861.008 O982 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Other Language: Includes poems in various Latin American languages with translations into English
Subject Headings: Latin American poetry Translations into English Latin American poetry
Topical Term: Latin American poetry
Latin American poetry
LCCN: 2008046301
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Similar to the above anthology this is a great collection of poetry from Latin-American authors, however, the difference being this edition includes poetry from the 19th century as well as the 20th century, making this collection a bit more extensive. Make sure to check out Pablo de Rohka, Blanca... Read More »


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