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Titre : Songs of Antonio Botto (Hardback)
Éditeur : University of Minnesota Press, United States
Date d'édition : 2010
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Language: English . Brand New Book. Antonio Botto was one of Portugal s first openly gay writers, a poete maudit whose unapologetic and candid verses about homosexual life and passion were both praised and reviled when they appeared in Portuguese in 1922 under the title Cancoes. Botto s poetic voice-confessional, personal, and intimate-revels and luxuriates in eroticism while expressing the ache of longing, silence, and suffering. Yet for all of his acclaim and notoriety-he was both hailed as one of the great poets of his day and condemned for his frank depictions of male-male desire-Botto and his work fell into oblivion after his death. The Songs of Antonio Botto recovers this important, urgent voice in modern poetry by making available-for the first time since its private publication in 1948-the English-language translation of Cancoes that Botto s friend and artistic collaborator, Fernando Pessoa, completed in 1933. Pessoa, Portugal s preeminent modernist literary figure, considered Botto the only Portuguese poet worthy of the label aesthete and, as a critic and publisher, championed his work. Featuring an introduction to Botto s work and Pessoa s previously unpublished foreword to the 1948 edition as well as a new translation of Botto s 1941 elegy to Pessoa, The Songs of Antonio Botto establishes Botto as a pioneering figure in modern gay literature and places him alongside C. P. Cavafy and Federico Garcia Lorca as one of the major poetic voices of the twentieth century. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9780816671007
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