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Wesleyan University Press, Oct 1, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 276 pages
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César Vallejo was born in Peru in 1892. In 1921 he spent three months in prison where he wrote some of the poems in Trilce. In 1923 he left for Paris, where he co-founded a cell of the Peruvian Communist Party. He traveled to Russia, and to Spain during the Spanish Civil War. He died in Paris in 1938, in absolute poverty, devastated by the fall of the Spanish Republic.

Trilce, published the same year as Eliot's Waste Land and also masterpiece of early modernism, is a ground-breaking work that has had an indelible effect on all subsequent poetry in its language. It contains 77 poems considered to be Vallejo's most complex and radical work.

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This year has produced two translations of Vallejo's least accessible poetic work (the other was translated by Rebecca Seiferle, LJ 6/15/92). For the difference between them, consider that the same ... Read full review

Trilce (Sheep meadow poetry)

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Vallejo was born 100 years ago in a small mining town in north central Peru. Both his grandfathers were Spanish priests. His poetry has come to be highly regarded, and this last volume to be ... Read full review

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CLAYTON ESHLEMAN is one of America's most distinguished poets, translators, and editors. His 1978 co-translation of Vallejo's Complete Posthumous Poetry received the National Book Award.

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