Dirty Poem (Vol. 18) (New Directions Poetry Pamphlets)

Dirty Poem (Vol. 18) (New Directions Poetry Pamphlets)

Ferreira Gullar

Considered the best lengthy poem in twentieth century Brazilian poetry, Ferreira's Gullar's Dirty Poem was written as a reaction to the Brazilian dictatorship that positioned him in exile and murdered thousands. 

Written in 1975 in Buenos Aires while Ferreira Gullar used to be in political exile from the Brazilian dictatorship, Dirty Poem is an epic poem that amid existence occasions strains the author’s political and inventive evolution and is by way of such a lot money owed an important lengthy poem of up to date Brazilian literature. student and critic Otto Maria Carpeaux wrote: “Dirty Poem merits to be referred to as ‘National Poem’ since it embodies all the studies, victories, defeats, and hopes within the lifetime of the Brazilian citizen.” it's a hypnotic paintings that attracts at the poet’s reminiscence of youth within the beach urban of Sao Luís do Maranhao in the course of international conflict II and offers overtly with the “dirty” shamefulness of a socio-economic process that abuses its voters with poverty, sexism, greed, and worry.

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