Purgatory / Edition 1

Purgatory / Edition 1

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University of California Press

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Purgatory / Edition 1

Raúl Zurita’s Purgatory, a landmark in contemporary Latin American poetry, records the physical, cultural, and spiritual violence perpetrated against the Chilean people under Pinochet’s military dictatorship (1973–1990) in the fiercely inventive voice of a postmodern master. This beautiful en face edition, superbly translated by Anna Deeny, brings to English-language readers an indispensable volume written by one of the most important living poets writing in Spanish today. Zurita was a 24-year-old student in Valparaíso when, on the morning of the coup, he was arrested, detained, and tortured. Conceived as the first text of a Dantean trilogy that includes Anteparaíso (Anteparadise) and La Vida Nueva (The New Life), Purgatory is his anguished response to Chile’s violent recent history.

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ISBN-13: 9780520259737
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/02/2009
Edition description: Spanish-English Bilingual Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by C. D. Wright
Preface: Some Words for This Edition
Afterword by Anna Deeny

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