The Black Heralds

The Black Heralds

by César Vallejo
     
 

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Originally published in Peru in 1919 before the poet fled to Europe to avoid incarceration, this collection of poems is the first from a man who would become a significant voice of Latin American poetry. César Vallejo's work reveals a mystical and social vision that penetrates the deepest recesses of the human spirit and consciousness, and is

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Originally published in Peru in 1919 before the poet fled to Europe to avoid incarceration, this collection of poems is the first from a man who would become a significant voice of Latin American poetry. César Vallejo's work reveals a mystical and social vision that penetrates the deepest recesses of the human spirit and consciousness, and is influenced by the many experiences he had in his relatively short life of 49 years, including time in jail, the alienation of exile, poverty, exploitation, and war.

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"Few poets have ever expressed the human condition as Vallejo did . . . From the very first line, the discerning reader is convinced that what follows will be a profound literary experience, a view of life perceived from a harrowingly surrealistic perspective."  —Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891270161
Publisher:
Latin American Literary Review Press
Publication date:
11/03/2003
Series:
Discoveries Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
1,229,606
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

César Vallejo was a celebrated Peruvian poet and considered among the greatest poets of the 20th century. He also wrote several novels and plays, some of which were never performed during his lifetime. Richard Schaaf is a translator who has also rendered works by Pablo Neruda into English. Kathleen Ross is a translator of books that include Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism and The Initials of the Earth.

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