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Selected Poems

Selected Poems (Hardback)

By Pacheco, Jose Emilio

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Jose Emilio Pacheco's Selected Poems is the first major retrospective gathering to appear in an English-Spanish bilingual format of the work of one of Mexico's foremost writers. Born in 1939, his talent was recognized early, and while still in his twenties he was already keeping ...company with the great Spanish-speaking poets of Latin America. A prolific poet and a perfectionist, Pacheco has since 1962 published seven volumes of poetry, including the National Poetry Prize-winning No me preguntes como pasa el tiempo (Don't Ask Me How the Time Goes By) in 1969. Tarde o temprano, collected poems of 1958 to 1980, contains the revisions on which the translations in the present volume are based.The Selected Poems is edited by George McWhirter of The University of British Columbia, who worked closely with Pacheco himself in choosing the poems and their English translations. Besides McWhirter's own versions are those by Thomas Hoeksema, Alastair Reid, and Linda Scheer, as well as Edward Dorn and Gordon Brotherston, Katherine Silver, and Elizabeth Umlas. Affirming the poet's stature, McWhirter writes: "In his singularity of vision and multiplicity of poetic forms, traditional and modern, Jose Emilio Pacheco spans past and present in both Latin American and peninsular Spanish poetry. It is a glittering and giant technical achievement, as brilliant and instantly visible as Hart Crane's The Bridge."
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ISBN 9780811210218
Released NZ 1 Jan 1940
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780811210218
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint New Directions Publishing Corporation
Released 1 Jan 1940
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Pacheco, Jose Emilio
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 77mm
Height: 77mm
Dewey Code 861
Weight 617g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly