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ISBN-10: 0802151868
ISBN-13: 9780802151865
Publisher: Grove Press
Publish Date: 03/29/1994
Dimensions: 8.23" L, 5.51" W, 0.64" H

Mexican Poetry: An Anthology

Compiled by:Octavio Paz
Translator: Samuel Beckett
Preface by: C M Bowra

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The renowned Mexican poet and critic Octavio Paz assembled this important anthology–the first of its kind in English translation–with a keen sense of what is both representative and universal in Mexican poetry. His informative introduction places the thirty-five selected poets within a literary and historical context that spans four centuries (1521-1910). This accomplished translation is the work of the young Samuel Beckett, just out of Trinity College, who had been awarded a grant by UNESCO to collaborate with Paz on the project.

Notable among the writers who appear in this anthology are Bernardo de Balbuena (1561-1627), a master of the baroque period who celebrated the exuberant atmosphere and wealth of the New World; Juan Ruíz de Alarcón (1581?-1639), who became one of Spain’s great playwrights; and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), the beautiful nun whose passionate lyric poetry, written within her convent’s walls, has made her, three hundred years later, a proto-feminist literary heroine.

This is a major collection of Mexican poetry from its beginnings until the modern period, compiled and translated by two giants of world literature.

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ISBN-10: 0802151868
ISBN-13: 9780802151865
Publisher: Grove Press
Publish Date: 03/29/1994
Dimensions: 8.23" L, 5.51" W, 0.64" H
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