Marosa di Giorgio has one of the most distinct and recognizable voices in Latin American poetry. Her surreal and fable-like prose poems invite comparison to Franz Kafka, Julio Cortázar, or even contemporary American poets Russell Edson and Charles Simic. But di Giorgio's voice, imagery, and themes—childhood, the Uruguayan countryside, a perception of the sacred—are her own. Previously written off ...
Series: Lannan Translations Selection Series (Book 22)
Paperback: 170 pages
Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.; 1st edition (October 16, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2011145
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My new favorite book/author. Marosa combines Wonderland-esque and magical realist (think 100 Years of Solitude) whimsy with subtle subversive, violent, and grotesque themes. I didn't realize something was missing from my life until I read this! It...
woman of Uruguayan letters," di Giorgio's reputation has blossomed in recent years. Translator Adam Giannelli's careful selection of poems spans the enormous output of di Giorgio's career to help further introduce English-language readers to this vibrant and original voice.Marosa di Giorgio was born in Salto, Uruguay, in 1932. Her first book Poemas was published in 1953. Also a theater actress, she moved to Montevideo in 1978, where she lived until her death in 2004.