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ISBN-10: 0691124833

ISBN-13: 9780691124834

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jaime Saenz, Forrest Gander, Kent Johnson, Luis H. Antezana

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Jaime Saenz is arguably the greatest Bolivian writer of the twentieth century. His poetry is apocalyptic, transcendent, hallucinatory, brilliant--and, until recently, available only in Spanish. Forrest Gander and Kent Johnson's translations of Saenz's work have garnered much-deserved attention and acclaim. Here for the first time in English they give us his masterpiece, The Night, Saenz's most famous poem and the last he wrote before his death in 1986.An unusual man, Saenz lived his whole life in La Paz, Bolivia, seldom venturing far from the city and its indigenous culture that feature so prominently in his writings. He sought God in unlikely places: slum taverns, alcoholic excess, the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/4/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: Notes from Bolivia
La Noche/The Night
El Guardian/The Gatekeeper
La Noche/The Night
Afterword: Journey to the Center of The Night