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Purgatory: A Bilingual Edition

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  • Seller:suezq1998
  • Sales Rank:843,461
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Bilingual
  • Pages:136
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):8.1 x 6 x 0.4
  • Publication Date:November 2, 2009
  • ISBN:0520259734
  • EAN:9780520259737
  • ASIN:0520259734
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Synopsis
Raúl 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 Valparaíso when, on the morning of the coup, he was arrested, detained, and tortured. Conceived as the first text of a Dantean trilogy that includes Anteparaíso (Anteparadise) and La Vida Nueva (The New Life), Purgatory is his anguished response to Chile’s violent recent history.

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