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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, Th ...more
Hardcover, 139 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Princeton University Press (first published January 15th 2007)
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Introduction delivers the tale of a poet who encompasses the threshold of the void, the long-form poem here takes us over the threshold and into the night.
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En Sáenz, vida y obra se suponen y se iluminan mutuamente. Así, la imagen de escritor rebelde, marginado, alcohólico, nocturno y enemigo del artificio de la “gente bien”, no sólo remite a uno de los pocos enfants terribles de las letras bolivianas, sino que es parte integrante de una vida que asumió la escritura con vocación monástica. El resultado fue una obra que es una visión de mundo extraordi ...more
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