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Looking for Poetry: Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rafael Alberti and Songs from the Quechua

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A uniquely appealing collection that reflects the variety and richness of South American poetry. Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a native-born Brazilian, is universally recognized as the finest and most accessible modern Portugese-language poet and, along with Pablo Neruda, a poet of the common man, writing of home, family, friends, and love. Rafael Alberti--an elegist primarily A uniquely appealing collection that reflects the variety and richness of South American poetry. Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a native-born Brazilian, is universally recognized as the finest and most accessible modern Portugese-language poet and, along with Pablo Neruda, a poet of the common man, writing of home, family, friends, and love. Rafael Alberti--an elegist primarily--came to Argentina (where he wrote many of his poems) in exile from Spain during the Spanish Civil War. The effects of that experience wind through the poet's work in poems about the survival of the spirit in the face of personal and political tragedy. Looking for Poetry also contains the simple and haunting poems of the Quechua Indians.


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A uniquely appealing collection that reflects the variety and richness of South American poetry. Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a native-born Brazilian, is universally recognized as the finest and most accessible modern Portugese-language poet and, along with Pablo Neruda, a poet of the common man, writing of home, family, friends, and love. Rafael Alberti--an elegist primarily A uniquely appealing collection that reflects the variety and richness of South American poetry. Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a native-born Brazilian, is universally recognized as the finest and most accessible modern Portugese-language poet and, along with Pablo Neruda, a poet of the common man, writing of home, family, friends, and love. Rafael Alberti--an elegist primarily--came to Argentina (where he wrote many of his poems) in exile from Spain during the Spanish Civil War. The effects of that experience wind through the poet's work in poems about the survival of the spirit in the face of personal and political tragedy. Looking for Poetry also contains the simple and haunting poems of the Quechua Indians.

30 review for Looking for Poetry: Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rafael Alberti and Songs from the Quechua

  1. 4 out of 5

    Seamus Thompson

    4 1/2 stars for the Andrade section.

  2. 4 out of 5

    h

    loved the de andrade & the quechua. not as crazy about the alberti, but some nice stuff there too. an interesting thing about seeing a single poet translate multiple poets is that i got to see more of what mark strand brings to the table because i could see the through line of voice across different poets. does that mean that there's a lot of mark strand in these translations and not a lot of the original? i'm uncertain. this is not a facing-page volume. but it is a lovely set of poems that are loved the de andrade & the quechua. not as crazy about the alberti, but some nice stuff there too. an interesting thing about seeing a single poet translate multiple poets is that i got to see more of what mark strand brings to the table because i could see the through line of voice across different poets. does that mean that there's a lot of mark strand in these translations and not a lot of the original? i'm uncertain. this is not a facing-page volume. but it is a lovely set of poems that are moving in their simplicity and clarity of language.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Francis

    Mark Strand's are the best translations of de Andrade I've seen; wasn't familiar with the other content but it is amazing! Mark Strand's are the best translations of de Andrade I've seen; wasn't familiar with the other content but it is amazing!

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