The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry
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The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry : A Bilingual Anthology

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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 Vicuna 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, sushow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 45.72mm | 997.9g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English, Spanish
  • 12 black-and-white halftones, 8 line illustrations
  • 0195124545
  • 9780195124545
  • 713,452

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With its militant impurity and inclusive reach, The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry provides opportunities to sample the richness of Brazilian Romanticism... or to rediscover poets whose stale fame has obscured their lasting strangeness... or to discover poets who have not previously appeared in an English-language anthology. * C. Andrews, Times Literary Supplement *show more

About Cecilia Vicuna

Cecilia Vicuna is an independent poet, artist, and editor.Ernesto Livon-Grosman is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Romance Languages & Cultures at Boston College.show more

Table of contents

- Mayan Codex, Chilam Balam, Nahuatl, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Popol Vuh, Alonso de ; Ercilla y Zuniga, Mateo de Rosas de Oquendo, Guaman Poma de Ayala, Gregorio de Matos, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Simon Rodriguez, Apu Inka, Bartolome Hidalgo, Hilario Ascasubi, Goncalves Dias, Alvarez de Azevedo, Sous?ndrade, Jose Hernandez, Antonio de Castro Alves, Rosa Araneda, Jose Marti, Joao da Cruz e Sousa, Olavo Bilac, Ruben Dario, Juan Jose Tablada, Jose Maria Eguren, Julio Herrera y Reissig, Augusto dos Anjos, Pedro Kilkerry, Delmira Agustini, Manuel Bandeira, Xul Solar, ; Cesar Davila Andrade, Joao Cabral do Melo Neto, Olga Orozco, Idea Vilarino, Jaime Saenz, Juan Sanchez Pelaez, Ida Vitale, Jorge Eduardo Eielson, Carlos Martinez Rivas, Gyula Kosice, Claribel Alegria, Ernesto Cardenal, Rosario Castellanos, Roberto Juarroz, Jaime Sabines, Blanca Varela, Carlos German Belli, Francisco Madariaga, Leonidas Lamborghini, Godofredo Iommi, Decio Pignatari, Edgardo-Antonio Vigo, Enrique Lihn, Haroldo de Campos, Juan Gelman, Augusto de Campos, Jaime Jaramillo Escobar, Gerardo Deniz, Isabel Fraire, Jorge Teillier... ; Amado Nervo, Joaquin Torres Garcia, Gabriela Mistral, Oswald de Andrade, Oliverio Girondo, Mario de Andrade, Cesar Vallejo, Alfonsina Storni, Vicente Huidobro, Pablo de Rohka, Maria Sabina, Juan L. Ortiz, Gamaliel Churata, Raul Bopp, Jorge Luis Borges, Rosamel Del Valle, Jose Gorostiza, Cecilia Meireles, Carlos Drummond, Nicolas uillen, Xavier Villaurrutia, Cesar Moro, Pablo Neruda, Aurelio Arturo, Omar Caceres, Martin Adan, Jose Lezama Lima, Enrique Molina, Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Carmelo Arden Quin, Octavio Paz, Nicanor Parra, Joaquin Pasos, Violeta Parra, Gonzalo Rojas,show more

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