Arctic Poems: Poemas articos

Author:   Vicente Huidobro ,  Tony Frazer
Publisher:   Shearsman Books
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9781848616479


Pages:   132
Publication Date:   18 January 2019
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Huidobro published Poemas articos in Madrid in 1918, this being the last of a rapid series of publications which established him as a major new talent both in French and in Spanish. Poemas articos is particularly interesting in that it shows the author taking on board lessons learned from Guillaume Apollinaire-an early friend in Paris-and probably also Pierre Reverdy, although this is something of an assumption, given that Reverdy repudiated his early work from this period and the poems that might have been an influence are no longer extant; the two poets also fell out, for reasons that are unclear. In any event, this is his longest Spanish-language volume up to this point, and marks a significant breakthrough. This edition also includes variant French versions.

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Author:   Vicente Huidobro ,  Tony Frazer
Publisher:   Shearsman Books
Imprint:   Shearsman Books
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.205kg
ISBN:  

9781848616479


ISBN 10:   1848616473
Pages:   132
Publication Date:   18 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
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Avant-garde poet Vicente Huidobro was born into an aristocratic family in Santiago, Chile. He is known as the creator and exponent of the literary movement called Creationism (Creacionismo), which combined aspects of modernism with neo-platonism and the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. After studying literature at the University of Chile, he lived in Paris for about ten years, where he associated with poets and artists such as Pablo Picasso, Guillame Apollinaire, and Pierre Reverdy. Huidobro returned to Chile in the mid-1920s, founded a number of magazines, and ran for the presidency of Chile, ultimately losing the campaign. His most definitive works are Altazor and Temblor de cielo (both 1931). He died in Cartagena, Chile in 1948, at the age of 56.

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