Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry A Bilingual Anthology

ISBN-10: 0195124545

ISBN-13: 9780195124545

Edition: 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 Latin American 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 Jerome Rothengerg, 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.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/24/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.310

An Introduction to mestizo Poetics
An Historical Introduction to Latin American Poetry
Anonymous Maya Codex (excerpt)
Anonymous And All Was Destroyed (excerpt)
Anonymous Codex Cantares Mexicanos (excerpt)
Anonymous The Florentine Codex (excerpt)
Anonymous Inca Quipu
Inca Garcilaso de la Vega Beautiful Maiden
Anonymous Popol Vuh (excerpt)
Alonso de Ercilla y Zuniga The Araucaniad (excerpt)
Mateo Rosas de Oquendo
The Mestizo's Ballade
Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala Cachiuia
Festival of the Inca
Principal Accountant and Treasurer
Gregorio de Matos Define Your Cityave Cloth
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 See of Bahia
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz First Dream (excerpt)
This coloured counterfeit that thou beholdest
Tarry, shadow of my scornful treasure
Diuternal infirmity of hope
Villancico VIII (excerpt)
Anonymous The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel (excerpt)
Anonymous The Book of Chilam Balam of Mani (excerpt)
Anonymous Grant Don Juan V Life
Eight-Line Acrostic
Simon Rodriguez Social Virtues and Illuminations
Anonymous Atahualpa Death Prayer
Bartolome Hidalgo New Patriotic Dialogue
Francisco Acuna de Figueroa To the Most Holy Virgin Mary
Multiform Salve (excerpt)
Alphabetical-Numerical Prophecy
Hilario Ascasubi The Slippery One
Antonio Goncalves Dias Song of Exile
Manuel Antonio Alvares de Azevedo Intimate Ideas (excerpt)
Sousandrade Wall Street Inferno
Jose Hernandez Martin Fierro (excerpt)
Antonio de Castro Alves The Slave Ship (Tragedy on the Sea) (excerpt)
Rosa Araneda Cueca of the Lady Conductors
Jose Marti Waking Dream
Love in the City
Joao da Cruz e Sousa lesbian
Jose Asuncion Silva Ars
Olavo Bilac Portuguese Language
Ruben Dario Love Your Rhythm
The Wandering Song
The Optimist's Salutation
Jose Juan Tablada Three Haikus: Willow, Cherimoya Tree, Bug
Ideogram Latern (excerpt)
Havana Impressions
Jose Maria Eguren The Lady I
The Towers
Joaquin Torres Garcia America Invertida
City With No Name (excerpt)
Julio Herrera y Reissig Lunatic Tertulia
Augusto dos Anjos A Philosopher's Agony
Modern Buddhism
Pedro Kilkerry It's the Silence
Mare Vitae
Delmira Agustini To Eros
The Ineffable
The Intruder
Manuel Bandeira Anthology
My Last Poem
Enriqueta Arvelo Larriva Emotion and Advantage of Proven Depth
All Morning the Wind Has Spoken
Alejandro Xul Solar
""This Hades Is Fluid"" (excerpt)
Gabriela Mistral Drops of Gall
A Word
The Other Woman
Oswald de Andrade Brazilwood (excerpt)
Cannibal Manifesto (excerpt)
Oliverio Girondo The Mix
My Lumy
Totem Night
You Have to Look For It
Votive Offering
Cesar Vallejo
The Black Heralds
Trilce (excerpt)
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
Alfonsina Storni World of Seven Wells
An Ear
Vicente Huidobro Minuit
Canto I (excerpt)
Non Serviam
Mario de Andrade Inspiration
A Very Interesting Preface (excerpt)
Pablo de Rokha Song of the Old Male (excerpt)
Maria Sabina Life (excerpt)
Juan L. Ortiz Village On The River
Gamaliel Churata Khirkhilas (excerpt)
Raul Bopp Cobra Norato (excerpt)
Luis Pales Matos Prelude in Boricua
Black Dance
Jorge Luis Borges The Golem
The Mythical Founding of Buenos Aires
Borges and I
Rosamel Del Valle Canticle IX
Magic Love
Cecilia Meireles Pyrargyrite Metal, 9
Second Rose Motif
Jose Gorostiza Death without End (excerpt)
Pauses I
Carlos Drummond de Andrade This Is That
Passion for Measure
In the Middle of the Way F
Nicolas Guillen Sensemaya
Son Number 6
My Last Name I, a family elegy
Xavier Villaurrutia L. A. Nocturne: The Angels
Nocturne: Fear
Cesar Moro To Wait
Trafalgar Square
Pablo Neruda Melancholy Inside Families
Walking Around
Right, comrade, it's the hour of the garden
Aurelio Arturo Climate
Omar Caceres Mansion of Foam
Deserted Blue
The I's Illumination
Visitor Extremes
Martin Adan
Aloysius Acker is coming into the world
Without Time Signature, Hurrying Ad Lib/Played Freely, etc
Jose Lezama Lima
Thoughts On Havana (excerpt)
Fifes, Epiphany, Goats
Death of Time
Enrique Molina
The Way It Must Be
Aquatic Rite
Pablo Antonio Cuadra
God Creates the Andes
The Myth of the Jaguar
Octavio Paz
Sunstone (excerpt)
Joaquin Pasos Warsong of the Things (excerpt)
Nicanor Parra No President's Statue Escapes
The Individual's Soliloquy
Dumb, Sad, and Thoughtful
Goddamn the Empty Sky
Gonzalo Rojas
You Shouldn't Copy Pound
Qedeshim Qedeshoth
Cesar Davila Andrade
Bulletin and Elegy of Indian Enslavement (excerpt)
Joao Cabral do Melo Neto
Education by Stone
Tale of an Architect
The Unconfessing Artist
A Knife All Blade
Olga Orozco
Variations on Time
The Obstacle
Idea Vilarino Metamorphosis
Poor World
A Guest
I did not love you
Jaime Saenz Anniversary of a Vision (excerpt)
Juan Sanchez Pelaez From the Fleeting and Permanent (excerpt)
Dark Bond
Jorge Eduardo Eielson Maria's First Death
Paracas Pyramid Performance, 1974
Quipu, l965
Carlos Martinez Rivas
Two Murals: U. S. A. (excerpt)
Gyula Kosice
Portable Madi Dictionary (excerpt)
Ernesto Cardenal
Death of Thomas Merton (excerpt)
Rosario Castellanos Livid Light
Silence Around An Ancient Stone
Apolonio Alves dos Santos
Antonio Conselheiro and the Canudos Rebellion
Blanca Varela
I bury my hand in the sand
Final Scene
Family Secret
Curriculum Vitae
Decio Pignatari hear the earth
drink coca cola
Carlos German Belli Tortilla
Sestina of Mea Culpa
I trust now in nothing
Francisco Madariaga Black Cola Jara
The Trivial Jungle
Leonidas Lamborghini
The Displaced Applicant (excerpt)
Eva Peron at the Stake (excerpt)
amereida amereida (excerpt)
Edgardo-Antonio Vigo object-poems
Enrique Lihn
The Father's Monologue with His Infant Son
Those Who Are Going To Die Can't Wait
Haroldo de Campos
The Ear's Pavillion
Born and Dies
Galaxias (excerpt)
Juan Gelman
Augusto de Campos eggtangle
Eye for an Eye
To Put On A Mask
Jaime Jaramillo Escobar
The Leather Telegram
Lorenzo Ramos
The Foreigners Lie About What They Want
Antonio Martinez
The Words of Pa'i Antonio
Aurelio Frez
Mother, here we are
Alfredo Silva Estrada
Grape Harvests
The Dwellers (excerpt)
Gerardo Deniz Meditate
The authoritarian school and how a respectable literary genre was born
Romulus Augustulus
Isabel Fraire
A Moment Captured by a Japanese Painter of the 18th Century Seen in a Moment of the 20th Century in a London Gallery
Housing Complex
Sergio Mondragon
Exodus of the Gods (excerpt)
Susana Thenon
Poem With Simultaneous Translation Spanish-Spanish
Nuptial Song
Roque Dalton
No, I Wasn't Always This Ugly
The Country - Sir Thomas
Toadstools VIII
Alejandra Pizarnik
Nocturnal Singer
From the Other Side
From a Copy of ""Les Chants de Maldoror""
Useless Frontiers
Oscar Hahn
Restriction of Nocturnal Movements
Conjurer's Tract
Vision of Hiroshima
Eugenio Montejo
The World's Practice
A Bird's Earthness
Good-bye to the 20th Century
Osvaldo Lamborghini
The Most Amusing Song of the Devil (a prose work half in verse, no joke) (excerpt)
Jose Kozer
A Meeting at Cho-Fu-Sa
Kafka Reborn
Rodolfo Hinostroza
Contra Natura (excerpt)
Antonio Cisneros
The Dead Conquerors
Poem on Jonah and the Disalienated
Appendix to the Poem on Jonah and the Disalienated
Juan Luis Martinez
Remarks Concerning the Exuberant Activity of ""Phonetic Confabulation""or ""The Language of Birds"" in Works by Jean-Pierre Brisset, Raymond Roussel, Marcel Duchamp, and Others
Breathing House, Almost the (Author's) Little House
The New Novel: The Poet as Superman
The Structure of Political Thought
Gloria Gervitz
Migrations (excerpt)
Soledad Farina
Everything Calm, Immobile
Which To Paint Which First
Not Time Yet
Where The Yellow
Paulo Leminski
Catatau (excerpt)
Metamorphosis (excerpt)
Maria Mercedes Carranza Homeland
Heels Over Head with Life
I'm Afraid
Canto 17: Cumbal
Canto 18: Soacha
Canto 3: Dabeiba
Arturo Carrera
It Wasn't in Sicily, It Wasn't Here (excerpt)
Cecilia Vicuna
Physical Portrait
Quipu de Londres
Instan (excerpt)
Wilson Bueno
Mar Paraguayo (excerpt)
Nestor Perlongher Tuyu
Mme Schoklender
Daisy Zamora
Radio Sandino (excerpt)
Raul Zurita Inri (excerpt)
Desert Writing
Sky Writing
Coral Bracho
Water of Jellyfish
Its dark force curving
Give me, earth, your night
Elvira Hernandez
The Flag of Chile (excerpt)
Reina Maria Rodriguez
Twilight's Idol
Emeterrio Cerro
Miss Murkiness (excerpt)
Jorge Santiago Perednik
Shock of the Lenders (excerpt)
Humbert Ak'abal Stones
Elikura Chihuailaf
I Still Want To Dream In This Valley
For I Am The Power Of The Nameless
Myriam Moscona
Black Ivory (excerpt)
Josely Vianna Baptista
A Sound of Ancient, Faded Flows
The Grail
Xunka' Utz'utz' Ni'
Prayer So My Man Won't Have to Cross The Line
Loxa Jimenes Lopes
Pexi Kola Magic
Maria Ernandes Kokov
The Talking Box Speaks
Tonik Nibak
Dance of the Perfumed Woman
Cristina Rivera-Garza
Third World (excerpt)
Juan Gregorio Regino Cantares
List of Translators
Source Notes
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