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Altazor by Vicente Huidobro

Revised edition of a Latin American classic in a tour-de-force translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819566782
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description: Trans. from the Spanish
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,107,039
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

VICENTE HUIDOBRO (1893-1948), a Chilean who lived mainly in Europe, was a trilingual poet, painter, war correspondent, founder of newspapers and literary magazines, Hollywood screenwriter, and candidate for president of Chile. ELIOT WEINBERGER's recent books are Karmic Traces, 9/12 and The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry. His edition of Jorge Luis Borges' Selected Non-Fictions received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism.

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Mill of the chill of the wind
That weaves the mornings into nights
That spins the mists beyond the grave
Mill of ill-wind and wind in the sills
The landscape fills with your madness

Table of Contents

Canto I
Canto II
Canto III
Can to IV
Canto V
Canto VI
Canto VII

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Octavio Paz

“Huidobro’s great poem is the most radical experiment in the modern era. It is an epic that tells the adventures, not of a hero, but of a poet in the changing skies of language. Throughout the seven cantos we see Altazor subject language to violent or erotic acts: mutilations and divisions, copulations and juxtapositions. The English translation of this poem that bristles with complexities is another epic feat, and its hero is Eliot Weinberger."

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