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Discursos de sobremesa

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Desde que el poeta nacido en San Sebastián, localidad precordillerana de Chillán, publicó en 1985 Hojas de Parra –y descontando Lear Rey & Mendigo–, nada nuevo de su pluma había bajo el sol. Hasta ahora, en que se publican estos cinco grandes textos agrupados bajo el título Discursos de sobremesa. En ellos, Parra ejerce la crítica política, literaria y filosófica; form ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published 2006 by Ediciones UDP (first published 1997)
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Mike Puma

While hardly a fan of poetry, it doesn’t mean I don’t, occasionally, stumble into/onto poems, or antipoems, that make an impression, catch me up, make me reconsider—if ever so briefly—that I might be missing out. This collection of the author’s antipoems, given as ‘speech-poems’ at award ceremonies (his receiving the Juan Rulfo prize and an honorary doctorate) and testimonials celebrating Vicente Huidobro and the Chilean educator Luis Oyarzún, are compact insights into the author’s erudition, hu

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Lucas Sierra
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Debe ser la inteligencia una de las formas más alegres del espíritu: feliz en su existencia de paradojas y contradicciones, ante todo juego y broma frente a la evidencia, cada vez más rotunda, del camino autodestructivo de la especie humana. Debe ser la inteligencia algo similar a la carcajada del sabio bailando sobre el barco hundiéndose; o la sonrisa de Sócrates al entregar el dinero para pagar sus deudas en víspera de su muerte.

Una felicidad similar, una tristísima alegría, es lo que queda de
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julieta
Jul 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Entre más leo a Parra más me gusta. Este libro, de distintos discursos, hacen de los discursos pura poesía, como todo lo que toca Parra. Su forma de usar el lenguaje, los personajes, hasta la poesía misma, o los poetas y escritores (como Huidobro, Rulfo, Borges, Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral) , y cualquier referencia que quiera, desde política hasta derechos humanos, es unica.
Seguiré cazando libros suyos, tan difíciles de conseguir por estas tierras. Arriba Parra!

"Arte Poética I"
1% de inspirac
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Dylan
Nov 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Being a huge influence on me, I was excited to get my hands on an advanced reading copy of Dave Oliphant's translation of Parra's "After Dinner Declorations." I was wondering, but it is true the emergency poet is digesting, the anti poet lives and I have only just begun lauging...just incase anyone is keeping tabs, I expect to finish this book...but in the mean time a quote to hold you over: "As for myself/I'm a compulsive illiterate"
Michael
Aug 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
probably not the best Parra to start with.

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He describes himself as an "anti-poet," due to his distaste for standard poetic pomp and function—after recitations he would exclaim: "Me retracto de todo lo dicho" (or, "I take back everything I said").

Parra comes from the artistically prolific Chilean Parra family of performers, musicians, artists, and writers. His sister, Violeta Parra, is possibly the most important folk singer the nation has
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