The Songs of Antonio Botto

The Songs of Antonio Botto

by Antonio Botto
     
 

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The rediscovery of a major voice in modern gay poetry and twentieth-century letters.See more details below

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The rediscovery of a major voice in modern gay poetry and twentieth-century letters.

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"In Antonio Botto’s poems, the mouth trembles, kisses, lies, tells the truth, bites, bleeds, laughs, pleads, and sings, while the hand writes it all down trying to create something beautiful out of the dirty silences that surround unsanctioned love and sex. Even reading the poems a half century after they were written, one feels the flesh burn." —Henri Cole

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ISBN-13:
9780816671014
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
12/02/2010
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,180,266
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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António Botto (1897-1959) published more than twenty volumes of poetry, short stories, children's tales, and dramas during his lifetime. He worked as a civil servant in colonial Angola and Lisbon until, in 1942, he was dismissed from his post for lacking "moral character." In 1947, he emigrated to Brazil with his wife. He was fatally struck by a car in Copacabana in 1959.

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