A Musical Hell

A Musical Hell


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A Musical Hell by Alejandra Pizarnik

The first book of poems by Pizarnik to be published in its entirety in the U.S., poetry at the edge of impossibility.
"An aura of legendary prestige surrounds the work of Alejandra Pizarnik," writes César Aira. Her last collection to be published before her suicide in 1972, A Musical Hell is the first book of poems by Pizarnik to be published in its entirety in the U.S. Pizarnik writes at the edge of poetic impossibility, opening with a blues singer, expanding into silence, and closing into a theater of shadows and songs of the drowned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811220965
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 07/10/2013
Series: New Directions Poetry Pamphlets Series
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 46
Sales rank: 1,247,505
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Alejandra Pizarnik (1936–1972)

was born in Argentina and educated in
Spanish and Yiddish. In addition to poetry, Pizarnik also wrote experimental works of theater and prose. She died of a deliberate drug overdose at the age of thirty-six.

Yvette Siegert is a writer and translator based in New York.

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