Author(s): Cesar Vallejo
A major new bilingual edition of the Peruvian poet's work. Cesar Vallejo is one of the best-known Latin American poets of the twentieth century. Challenging, intense, and difficult to translate, Vallejoas work has often been overshadowed by his fervent endorsement of communism. Noted scholar Ilan Stavans tackles the avant-garde poetas politics head-on in an enlightening new introduction that places Vallejo in his proper literary context, while Margaret Sayers Pedenas new translation does full justice to Vallejoas complex literary style. Including Spanish and English versions of more than eighty poems that span the arc of his career, this volume is certain to become the leading collection of Vallejoas work for years to come.
Cesar Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (1892 -1938) was a Peruvian poet. Although he published only three books of poetry during his lifetime, he is considered one of the great poetic innovators of the 20th century.