The Black Heralds

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Latin American Literary Review Press, 2003 - Poetry - 173 pages
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Originally published in Peru in 1919 before the poet fled to Europe to avoid incarceration, this collection of poems is the first from a man who would become a significant voice of Latin American poetry. César Vallejo's work reveals a mystical and social vision that penetrates the deepest recesses of the human spirit and consciousness, and is influenced by the many experiences he had in his relatively short life of 49 years, including time in jail, the alienation of exile, poverty, exploitation, and war.

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I'm not as angry at God or women as Vallejo, but I do hate afternoons as much as he does, and he helped me figure out why - also, how to think about the moon, the body, the spider, the heart. Read full review

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User Review  - Myles Curtis - Goodreads

I'm not as angry at God or women as Vallejo, but I do hate afternoons as much as he does, and he helped me figure out why - also, how to think about the moon, the body, the spider, the heart. Read full review

Contents

A Chronology
13
Deshojación sagrada
20
Bordas de hielo
26
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

César Vallejo was a celebrated Peruvian poet and considered among the greatest poets of the 20th century. He also wrote several novels and plays, some of which were never performed during his lifetime. Richard Schaaf is a translator who has also rendered works by Pablo Neruda into English. Kathleen Ross is a translator of books that include Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism and The Initials of the Earth.

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