Engravings Torn from Insomnia


The first English translation of poems from a major 20th-century South American Writer.

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The first English translation of poems from a major 20th-century South American Writer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929918300
  • Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Lannan Translations Selection Series Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Personal Stamp 15
Far Away, from My Hill 19
Some Feathers for My Wings 23
Songs to Berenice, II 27
Vampire Continent 29
Omen 35
To Destroy the Enemy 37
I Row Against the Night 41
To Make a Talisman 47
A Face in Autumn 51
Les Jeux Sont Faits 53
After Days 57
The Stranger 61
Animal Catechism 63
The Grandmother 67
It Comes in Every Storm 71
The Other Side 73
Variations on Time 75
Olga Orozco 81
The Deaths 85
Ballad of Forgotten Places 87
Wailing Wall 91
In the End Was the Word 93
Chronological Placement of Poems in Orozco's Work 95
Acknowledgments 99
About the Author 100
About the Translator 101
Colophon 104
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