A Tree Within

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New Directions Publishing, 1988 - 164 pages
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Very few of the poems are wholly good. There's too much mystical hocus pocus and pseudo-religious crap... it's almost laughable. But there is a lot of beautiful surrealist imagery to be found in these ... Read full review

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There is a lot of beautiful surrealist imagery to be found in these otherwise dull, repetitive poems. Worth reading just to find a few of the gem lines, like "I speak for the longed-for encounter with ... Read full review

Contents

Proema Proem
2
Ejemplo Example
8
Dístico y variaciones Distich and variations
16
Al vuelo 2 On the wing 2
22
Hermandad Brotherhood
28
Esto y esto y esto This and this and this
36
Aunque es de noche Although it is night
44
Imprólogo Impreface
50
Kostas Papaioannou 19251981
58
Un sol más vivo A sun more alive
65
Visto y dicho Seen and said
90
líneas para Antoni Tapies 10 lines for Antoni Tapies
96
Authors Notes
157
índex of Titles
163
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About the author (1988)

Eliot Weinberger was born on February 6, 1949. He is a writer, editor and translator. His work has been published in 30 languages. He first gained recognition from his translations of Nobel Prize winner and poet Octavio Paz. These translations include Collected Poems 1957-1987 and In Light of India. He has also translated other writers such as Vicente Huidobro's Altazor. He received the National Board Critic's Circle Award for his edition of Borge's Selected Non-Fictions. Today Eliot Weinberger is mostly known for his essays and political articles focusing on U.S. politics and foreign policy. His literary writings include An Elemental Thing, which was selected by The Village Voice as one of the "20 Best Books of the Year for 2009. He is also the co-author of a study of Chinese poetry translations, 19 Ways of Looking at Wang Wei. In 2000 he was the only American literary writer to be awarded the order of the Aztec Eagle by the government of Mexico.

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