Echavarren, Roberto

Kent Johnson & Roberto Echavarren - Hotel Lautreamont — Contemporary Poetry from Uruguay

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Kent Johnson & Roberto Echavarren - Hotel Lautreamont — Contemporary Poetry from Uruguay

Paperback, 218pp, 9x6ins

Named in homage to Isidore Ducasse, the Uruguayan-French poet who wrote Maldoror under the name Comte de Lautréamont, and with a knowing nod to John Ashbery's book of the same title, this is the first major English-language survey of contemporary Uruguayan poetry for some 40 years, and features the work of Roberto Appratto, Nancy Bacelo, Amanda Berenguer, Selva Casal, Marosa Di Giorgio, Roberto Echavarren, Eduardo Espina, Gustavo Espinosa, Silvia Guerra, Circe Maia, Eduardo Milán and Idea Vilariño. The volume is bilingual. The translators are Roman Antopolsky, Daniel Borzutzky, Gillian Brassil, Susan Briante, Mary Crow, Ryan Daley, Mónica de la Torre, Anna Deeny, Kristin Dykstra, Michelle Gil-Montero, Charles Hatfield, Laura Healy, Farid Matuk, John Oliver Simon, Jeannine Pitas and Alex Verdolini.

See six poems selected from this book at the Harvard Review Online here.

See a review at Bookslut here.

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