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In eleven experiments, each refracting a poem in an essay, Cuban-born Octavio Armard ranges from tattoos as tests of personal identity to the paintings of Van Gogh, from Kafka's fables to Lezama Lima's fabulousness--all viewed from the point of view of the exiled writer. ALTA Outstanding Translation Award.
Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Lumen Books
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Leonardo Rodríguez
Feb 08, 2008 Leonardo Rodríguez rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, ensayo
Todo en Armand se convierte en conversación (para él, la materia de la poesía), con los muertos (entre los que se siente muy a gusto), con los vivos (cuya sombra tiene muy presente), con los sobrevivientes (a los que se siente pertenecer). Es un coleccionista de fantasmas, maestros, impostores, melodías, llaves, imágenes y objetos enterrados. Coleccionista aquí es casi igual a contrabandista, por aquello que dice en uno de sus admirables ensayos: “La metáfora es una forma instintiva de ...more
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