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By César Vallejo

Twin language edition
translated by means of Clayton Eshleman

a significant determine in Chilean poetry....

this translator received a huge award in poetry translation for his paintings on extra posthumous poems of Vallejo

Here is the wikipedia article in this assortment, even though the advent within the e-book is way superior:

César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (March sixteen, 1892 – April 15, 1938) used to be a Peruvian poet, author, playwright, and journalist. even supposing he released purely 3 books of poetry in the course of his lifetime, he's certainly one of the nice poetic innovators of the twentieth century in any language. He was once continuously a step sooner than literary currents, and every of his books was once unique from the others, and, in its personal experience, innovative. Thomas Merton referred to as him "the maximum common poet in view that Dante". The past due British poet, critic and biographer Martin Seymour-Smith, a number one authority on international literature, known as Vallejo "...the maximum twentieth-century poet in any language." He was once a member of the highbrow group referred to as North crew shaped in Trujillo city.

Poemas Humanos (1939)
Poemas Humanos (Human Poems), released by way of the poet's spouse after his dying, is a leftist paintings of political, socially orientated poetry. even if some of these poems seemed in magazines in the course of Vallejo's lifetime, just about all of them have been released posthumously. The poet by no means precise a identify for this grouping, yet whereas analyzing his physique of labor his widow stumbled on that he had deliberate a e-book of "human poems", that's why his editors selected this identify. Of this the poet's final written paintings, it was once said[4]"... after a protracted silence, as though the presentiment of loss of life may need prompt him, he wrote in a couple of months the Poemas humanos."

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Le digo entonces hasta que me callo: —Hay, madre, en el mundo, un sitio que se llama París. Un sitio muy grande y muy lejano y otra vez grande. La mujer de mi padre, al oírme, almuerza y sus ojos mor­ tales descienden suavemente por mis brazos. 6 —You look so old, my son! And steps along the yellow color to weep, for she finds me aged in the sword blade, in the mouth of my face. Weeps for me, becomes sad for me. How can she miss my youth if I’m always to be her son? W hy does a mother ache finding her sons aged, if their ages never reach hers?

21 Salutación Angélica Eslavo con respecto a la palmera, alemán de perfil al sol, inglés sin fin, francés en cita con los caracoles, italiano ex profeso, escandinavo de aire, español de pura bestia, tal el cielo ensartado en la tierra por los vientos, tal el beso del límite en los hombros. Mas sólo tú demuestras, descendiendo o subiendo del pecho, bolquevique, tus trazos confundibles, tu gesto marital, tu cara de padre, tus piernas de amado, tu cutis por teléfono, tu alma perpendicular a la mía, tus codos de justo y un pasaporte en blanco en tu sonrisa.

My stomach empties, my jejunum empties, want pulls me out from between my own teeth caught with a sliver by the cuff of my shirt. A stone to sit down on, isn’t there even that for me? Even that stone that trips the woman who’s given birth, mother of the lamb, the cause, the root, not even that for me now? At least that other that passed crouching through my soul! At least the calcaretic or the sick (modest ocean) or that no good now even to throw at man, that one, give me that one, now, for me!

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