Friday, April 20, 2012

VALLEJO ~








IMAGINE A REAL DEAL ONCE IN A LIFETIME INTERVIEW WITH THE

PERUVIAN POET CESAR VALLEJO

UNEARTHED

PAGES BLOWN CLEAN, AND TRANSLATED BY KENT JOHNSON

DON'T HESITATE!

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The Claudius App is proud to announce the publication of César Vallejo's "Lost" Interview, published in the Heraldo de Madrid in January 1931, recovered, translated, and generously annotated by Kent Johnson. Over coffee with the Heraldo's interviewer (Q: César Vallejo, why have you come here? CV: Well, to drink coffee.), Vallejo discusses precision,Trilce in relation to its predecessors and contemporaries, and a non-extant then-forthcoming volume of poems, The Central Institute of Labor. This is the sole record of the great poet's conversation, and the first appearance of it, unabridged, in English.

Yours,
Jeff Nagy & Eric Linsker


3 comments:

ACravan said...

Just terrific. Thank you. Curtis

Conrad DiDiodato said...

Vallejo's one of my absolute favourites: poetry that shakes me to the core.

Eshleman's translation isn't bad but it's well worth the pains of reading him in the original.

I second Curtis's comment.

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Thanks to you both for coming along and shimmying up the tree and having a peek into the Birdhouse.

Kent had this in his beak and the other day dropped it by.

Vallejo is still on that bench
all's well, Bob