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Mexico in my Heart
RRP: GBP 14.99
ISBN: 978 1 784100 17 9
Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, American, Language, Latin American, Spanish and Catalan
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: January 2015
240 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, eBook (EPUB), eBook (Kindle)
Willis Barnstone is a literature in himself: poet, translator, interpreter, in one year he can range from Jesus to Sappho and Borges with calm authority and good humour. He re-translates the New Testament in a version Harold Bloom describes as ‘a superb act of restoration’. Borges himself declared, ‘Four of the best things in America are Whitman’s Leaves, Melville’s Whale, the sonnets of Barnstone’s The Secret Reader, and my daily Corn Flakes…’ Mexico in My Heart is the essential Barnstone, drawing on fifteen collections, poetry from six decades of writing and from several continents. He went to Mexico at the age of fifteen and, gathering languages and literatures, has never stopped learning.
Awards won by Willis Barnstone Winner, 2015 Fred Cody Award Runner-up, 1997 Pulitzer Prize
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