The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition by César VallejoThe Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition by César Vallejo

The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition

byCésar VallejoTranslated byClayton EshlemanEditorClayton Eshleman

Paperback | December 14, 2009

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This first translation of the complete poetry of Peruvian César Vallejo (1892-1938) makes available to English speakers one of the greatest achievements of twentieth-century world poetry. Handsomely presented in facing-page Spanish and English, this volume, translated by National Book Award winner Clayton Eshleman, includes the groundbreaking collections The Black Heralds (1918), Trilce (1922), Human Poems (1939), and Spain, Take This Cup from Me (1939).

Vallejo's poetry takes the Spanish language to an unprecedented level of emotional rawness and stretches its grammatical possibilities. Striking against theology with the very rhetoric of the Christian faith, Vallejo's is a tragic vision—perhaps the only one in the canon of Spanish-language literature—in which salvation and sin are one and the same. This edition includes notes on the translation and a fascinating translation memoir that traces Eshleman's long relationship with Vallejo's poetry. An introduction and chronology provide further insights into Vallejo's life and work.
Poet and essayist Clayton Eshleman is a recipient of the National Book Award and the Landon Translation Prize. He is the cotranslator of César Vallejo: The Complete Posthumous Poetry and Aimé Césaire: The Collected Poetry, both from UC Press. Among Mario Vargas Llosa's prestigious literary awards are the National Critics' Prize, the Pe...
Title:The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.7 inPublished:December 14, 2009Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520261739

ISBN - 13:9780520261730

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Table of Contents

Foreword / Mario Vargas Llosa
Introduction / Efraín Kristal

Los heraldos negros —The Black Heralds
Plafones ágiles — Agile Soffits
Buzos — Divers
De la tierra — Of the Earth
Nostalgias imperiales — Imperial Nostalgias
Truenos — Thunderclaps
Canciones de hogar — Songs of Home
Poemas humanos — Human Poems
España, aparta de mí este cáliz — Spain, Take This Cup from Me

Afterword: A Translation Memoir
Appendix: A Chronology of Vallejo’s Life and Works / Stephen M. Hart
Index of Spanish Titles and First Lines
Index of English Titles and First Lines

Editorial Reviews

“Conveys, in all its boldness and vigour, the unmistakable voice of Cesar Vallejo.”