By Marosa di Giorgio,Adam Giannelli
Marosa di Giorgio has probably the most specified and recognizable voices in Latin American poetry. Her surreal and fable-like prose poems invite comparability to Franz Kafka, Julio Cortázar, or perhaps modern American poets Russell Edson and Charles Simic. yet di Giorgio's voice, imagery, and themes—childhood, the Uruguayan nation-state, a conception of the sacred—are her personal. formerly written off as "the mad lady of Uruguayan letters," di Giorgio's attractiveness has blossomed in recent times. Translator Adam Giannelli's cautious choice of poems spans the large output of di Giorgio's profession to aid extra introduce English-language readers to this vivid and unique voice.
Marosa di Giorgio used to be born in Salto, Uruguay, in 1932. Her first booklet Poemas was once released in 1953. additionally a theater actress, she moved to Montevideo in 1978, the place she lived until eventually her loss of life in 2004.
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