The Selected Poetry of Vicente Huidobro

The Selected Poetry of Vicente Huidobro

Vicente Huidobro

“He is the invisible oxygen of our poetry."―Octavio Paz

This booklet is the single significant number of the good Chilean author Vicente Huidobro’s poetry to seem in English. Drawn from his works released from 1917 to 1948 and offered bilingually, the translations are largely through David Guss supplemented with renderings through Stephen Fredman, Carlos Hagen, W. S. Merwi,. Geoffrey O’Brien, David Ossman, Michael Palmer, Jerome Rothenberg, Eliot Weinberger, and Geoffrey younger. Huidobro’s masterpiece Alrazor looks virtually entire.

Huidobro (1893-1948) left Santiago for Paris in 1916. There he co-founded the influential Cubist journal Nord-Su with Guillaume Apollinaire and Pierre Reverdy. He then introduced his personal poetic circulation, Creationism, and wrote in addition for a ranking of avant-garde journals. writer of over 40 books―plays. political tracts, novels, manifestos, poetry―he labored with Edgard Varése, Hans Arp, Robert Delauney, Jorge Luis Borges, and different vital writers.

in addition to his translations, editor Guss has supplied a biographical essay, “Poetry ls a Heavenly Crime," a lucid and worthwhile introductory evaluate of Huidobro and his paintings.

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