Poet in New York

Poet in New York

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A’The definitive version of LorcaA•s masterpiece, in language that is as alive and molten today as was the original.A“A‘John Ashbery Newly translated for the first time in ten years, Federico GarcA’a LorcaA•s Poet in New York is an astonishing depiction of a tumultuous metropolis that changed the course of poetic expression in both Spain and the Americas. Written during LorcaA•s nine months at Columbia University at the beginning of the Great Depression, Poet in New York is widely considered one of the most important books Lorca produced. This influential collection portrays a New York City populated with poverty, racism, social turbulence, and solitudeA‘a New York intoxicating in its vitality and beauty. After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, poets Pablo Medina and Mark Statman were struck by how closely this seventy-year-old work spoke to the atmosphere of New York. They were compelled to create a new English version using a contemporary poetA•s eye, which upholds LorcaA•s surrealistic technique, mesmerizing complexity, and fierce emotion unlike any other translation to date. A defining work of modern literature, Poet in New York is a thrilling exposition of one American city that continues to change our perspective on the world around us.A bilingual collection of surrealistic poems with English translations reflects GarcAsa Lorcaa#39;s response to the vitality, beauty, violence, poverty, and social turbulence of New York City during a prolonged visit in 1930. Reprint.

Title:Poet in New York
Author: Frederico Garc’a Lorca
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2008-01-15

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