Wednesday, April 8

César Vallejo

Wikipedia - "César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (March 16, 1892 – April 15, 1938) was a Peruvian poet, writer, playwright, and journalist. Although he published only three books of poetry during his lifetime, he is considered one of the great poetic innovators of the 20th century in any language. He was always a step ahead of literary currents, and each of his books was distinct from the others, and, in its own sense, revolutionary. Thomas Merton called him 'the greatest universal poet since Dante'. The late British poet, critic and biographer Martin Seymour-Smith, a leading authority on world literature, called Vallejo '...the greatest twentieth-century poet in any language.' He was a member of the intellectual community called North Group formed in Trujillo city. Clayton Eshleman and José Rubia Barcia's translation of The Complete Posthumous Poetry of César Vallejo won the National Book Award for translation in 1979. ..."
Poets (The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition, by César Vallejo, Clayton Eshleman (trans.) - Poet 6)
Poetry Foundation
amazon: César Vallejo
YouTube: Translations of Cesar Vallejo (Poet Clayton Eshleman)

2012 October: The Complete Posthumous Poetry