Poetry Pamphlet Dirty Poem 18 by Ferreira GullarPoetry Pamphlet Dirty Poem 18 by Ferreira Gullar

Poetry Pamphlet Dirty Poem 18

byFerreira GullarTranslated byLeland Guyer

Paperback | April 7, 2015

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Written in 1975 in Buenos Aires when Ferreira Gullar was in political exile from the Brazilian dictatorship, Dirty Poem is an epic poem that amid life events traces the author’s political and artistic evolution and is by most accounts the most important long poem of contemporary Brazilian literature. Scholar and critic Otto Maria Carpeaux wrote: “Dirty Poem deserves to be called ‘National Poem’ because it embodies all of the experiences, victories, defeats, and hopes in the life of the Brazilian citizen.” It is a hypnotic work that draws on the poet’s memory of adolescence in the seaside city of Sao Luís do Maranhao during World War II and deals openly with the “dirty” shamefulness of a socio-economic system that abuses its citizens with poverty, sexism, greed, and fear.
Leland Guyer is the translator of many Brazilian writers of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, and is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Title:Poetry Pamphlet Dirty Poem 18Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 6.06 × 0.13 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811223957

ISBN - 13:9780811223959


Editorial Reviews

One of the region’s most important poets. — Art ForumI am a fervent admirer of Ferreira Gullar’s scandalously beautiful Dirty Poem. It makes me feel like a child before a tropical forest or a soaring monument. — Clarice LispectorIn fine translation from the Portuguese, Leland Guyer captures the richness of language of Gullar's poetry--from local idioms to the language of displacement. — Bruna Dantas Lobato (Asymptote Journal)