Purgatory: A Bilingual Edition

Purgatory: A Bilingual Edition


Raúl Zurita’s Purgatory, a landmark in modern Latin American poetry, documents the actual, cultural, and religious violence perpetrated opposed to the Chilean humans below Pinochet’s army dictatorship (1973–1990) within the fiercely creative voice of a postmodern grasp. this pretty en face edition, fantastically translated by way of Anna Deeny, brings to English-language readers an integral quantity written through some of the most vital dwelling poets writing in Spanish this day. Zurita was once a 24-year-old pupil in Valparaíso while, at the morning of the coup, he used to be arrested, detained, and tortured. Conceived because the first textual content of a Dantean trilogy that comes with Anteparaíso (Anteparadise) and La Vida Nueva (The New Life), Purgatory is his anguished reaction to Chile’s violent contemporary history.

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