By Pacheco, Jose EmilioTranslated by Steele, Cynthia
Born in 1939, Jose Emilio Pacheco's life and work centres around Mexico City, to which he acts as witness, chronicler and lover. He once doubted his appeal to anyone living outside Mexico City, but none of us live far from the polluted, overpopulated metropolis he describes. This... text combines two of his most recent collections in a bilingual format, painting a vivid picture of the noble beauty and uncontrollable tragedy that is Mexico City - and the world - today.Read more
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Jose Emilio Pacheco is the winner of the Jose Asuncion Silva Award for the best book of poetry to appear in Spanish from 1990 to 1995. Novelist, poet, essayist, and translator, he lives in Mexico City. Cynthia Steele is the author of Politics, Gender and the Mexican Novel, 1968-1988, Beyond the Pyramid and the translator of Underground River and Other Stories by Ines Arredondo. David Lauer is a poet and translator who lives in Chihuahua, Mexico.
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