Purgatory : A Bilingual Edition Paperback / softback
by Raul Zurita
Raul Zurita's "Purgatory", a landmark in contemporary Latin American poetry, records the physical, cultural, and spiritual violence perpetrated against the Chilean people under Pinochet's military dictatorship (1973-1990) in the fiercely inventive voice of a postmodern master.
This beautiful en face edition, superbly translated by Anna Deeny, brings to English-language readers an indispensable volume written by one of the most important living poets writing in Spanish today.
Zurita was a 24-year-old student in Valparaiso when, on the morning of the coup, he was arrested, detained, and tortured.
Conceived as the first text of a "Dantean" trilogy that includes "Anteparaiso" ("Anteparadise") and "La Vida Nueva" ("The New Life"), "Purgatory" is his anguished response to Chile's violent recent history.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 136 pages, 12 b-w photographs
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 09/10/2009
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780520259737
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