Forbidden Words

Forbidden Words

Selected Poetry of Eugénio De Andrade

Paperback - 2003
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Eugenio de Andrade is the author of twenty-nine volumes of poetry as well as numerous children's books, collections of prose writings, and translations into Portuguese of Sappho, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Yannis Ritsos. Forbidden Words: Selected Poetry of Eugenio de Andrade, is based on the poet's own retrospective Antologia Breve ("Brief Anthology") of 1998, expanded and edited for English-speaking readers by his longtime translator, Alexis Levitin.Marguerite Yourcenar spoke of "the well-tempered clavier" of Andrade's poems, Gregory Rabassa of his "succinct lyricism...summing things up in a moment, much like haiku." His verse, deeply rooted in the rural landscapes of his childhood and in the ancient Greek lyric, have the clarity of light on sand, radiating pagan intimations of immortality.
Publisher: New York : New Directions, c2003.
Edition: Bilingual ed.
ISBN: 9780811215237
0811215237
Branch Call Number: 869.142
Characteristics: xxii, 294 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Levitin, Alexis

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