Resumen del Libro
This book seeks to re-vision the life and work of the Peruvian poet, Cèsar Vallejo (1892-1938). It consists of ten essays grouped into three complementary sections on Politics, Poetics and Affect. In Part I, William Rowe draws out the latent layers of political meaning in Vallejos pre-political work, Trilce, Adam Feinstein weighs the evidence for and against the case that there was a rift between the two most important Latin American poets of the twentieth century (Vallejo and Pablo Neruda), and David Bellis compares and contrasts Vallejos Spanish Civil War poetry with that composed by Neruda and the Cuban poet Nicolàs Guillèn. In Part II, Dominic Moran provides a line-by-line dissection of Vallejos favourite poem of his early period, El palco estrecho, Adam Sharman offers a close reading of Poem XXIII of Trilce, Paloma Yannakakis looks at the role played by the human body in Vallejos poetics, while Michelle Clayton reviews the ways in which animals are represented in Vallejos poetry. In Part III, Santi Zegarra discusses the influence that Vallejos poetry has had on his film-making, Eduardo Gonzàlez Viaua reveals how he re-created Vallejos experience of imprisonment in his novel Vallejo en los infiernos, while Stephen Hart compares and contrasts the two main muses of Vallejos early poetry, his niece (Otilia Vallejo Gamboa) and the woman he met in Lima (Otilia Villanueva Pajares).