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Shearsman, 2005 - Poetry - 252 pages
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'Trilce' is one of the great monuments of 20th-Century Hispanic poetry, as important in Hispanic letters as 'The Wasteland' and 'The Cantos' in the anglophone world, and all the more amazing for having been composed in remote Peru. Full of neologisms and symbols, the book is one that needs to be re-translated often, but this is only the second version to appear in the UK, and the fourth in the USA. A fully bilingual book, the Spanish texts are based upon the very latest scholarship, and are presented with full explanatory annotations for the English-speaking reader. Apart from the canonical text of 'Trilce', the book also includes an appendix of a further eight poems that were left out of the final published version of the book, but which it is useful to have available with the core text. The translations are by the Irish poet, and award-winning translator, Michael Smith, and the Peruvian scholar Valentino Gianuzzi.

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User Review  - Albert - Goodreads

One of the best poets ever. I return to his work as often as I can. He is rich with creativity and subtlety. A poetic genius of the highest order. Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Hartmark - Goodreads

I have dreams about Cesar Vallejo. They began after reading this book. I am quite sure that this is not a sign of my insanity. (There are other, more reliable signs.) Instead, it is testimony to the ... Read full review



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Cesar Vallejo was born in 1892 in Peru. His first book defined literary Indigenism, while his second, Trilce, foreshadowed many innovations of modernism. In 1923, he moved to Paris where he became a prolific journalist. Contra el secreto profesional, written in the 20s, integrates issues of social justice with innovative poetics. During this period he traveled three times to the Soviet Union. He became a member of the Congress of Antifascist Writers in Madrid and visited the front lines of the Spanish Civil War. His later poetry, Poemas humanos, was published a year after his death in 1938.

Chef Michael Smith is one of Canada's best-known chefs and the winner of the James Beard Award for Cooking Show Excellence. He is host of "Chef at Home," "Chef at Large," and "The Inn Chef" on Food Network Canada and in 26 other countries. Smith is an award-winning cookbook author, newspaper columnist, and roving Canadian cuisine ambassador.

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