The Gathering of Voices: Twentieth Century Poetry of Latin America - Critical Studies in Latin American Culture S. (Paperback)
  • The Gathering of Voices: Twentieth Century Poetry of Latin America - Critical Studies in Latin American Culture S. (Paperback)
zoom

The Gathering of Voices: Twentieth Century Poetry of Latin America - Critical Studies in Latin American Culture S. (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£24.99
Paperback 428 Pages / Published: 16/11/1992
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
During the last hundred years, the private and public voices of Latin American poetry have offered a wealth of imaginative responses to the region's social and political experiences. In the face of capitalist modernization, dictatorship and imperialist domination, poets have fought back. "The Gathering of Voices" argues that the best of Latin American poetry has set out to rediscover its roots in local experience and to enter a dialogue with the "ordinary" discourses of popular culture and tradition. The implication is that an alternative response to oppression is possible, one inspired by the shared global expeiences of alienation, exclusion and exploitation. The possibility of a universal emancipation is evoked in the transformation of language. Each chapter of the volume explores a crucial moment in this dialogue of voices, focusing on key texts, including works by Cardenal, Neruda, Vallejo and the Andrades. With extensive studies of the previously neglected tradition of Brazilian verse, the book provides a guide to the history of poetic debate and practice in 20th-century Latin America. The book includes complete poems of the artists discussed and should appeal to a general readership interested in Latin American culture. It is also a useful text for courses in literature and poetry.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9780860915812
Number of pages: 428
Weight: 597 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

Ted Hughes
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Poems for a world gone to sh*t
Added to basket
The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem
Added to basket
The Ode Less Travelled
Added to basket
Poetry Please: The Seasons
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Dante's Divine Comedy
Added to basket
The Iliad
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Rumi Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Robert Graves
Added to basket
Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Added to basket
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Why Dylan Matters
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.