By Angel Gonzalez
Angel González (Oviedo, 1925) es sin duda uno de los mayores y más representativos poetas de los angeles « Generación poética del 50 ». El presente volumen recoge ciento un poemas seleccionados por el propio autor de su ya mítica obra « Palabra sobre palabra », además de 19 poemas inéditos.
Ángel González obtuvo el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras en 1985 y en 1996 el Premio Reina Sofía de Poesía Iberoamericana. En este mismo año de 1996 fue elegido miembro de los angeles actual Academia Española.
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Even revolutionaries get older. Now seventy, Adrienne wealthy, the poet laureate of radical feminism, sees the long run commonly by way of her personal previous. “Looking backward / into this future” turns into the defining gesture of her new booklet, hour of darkness Salvage, the 17th assortment in her lengthy, exotic occupation. because the identify indicates, dead night Salvage is a dismal paintings, an unsparing research of the author’s personal legacy of innovative advocacy. wealthy, who has lived in Santa Cruz for the previous fifteen years, enjoys–and additionally possibly suffers from–a distinctive prestige in American poetry. whereas she isn't our in simple terms significant residing poet, her attractiveness greatly overflows the poetry world’s small pond. Richard Wilbur, Donald Justice, and Gwendolyn Brooks may perhaps thoroughly be referred to as significant literary figures, yet wealthy on my own ranks as a tremendous cultural determine. No different residing poet–not even best-selling Robert Bly–has made this kind of profound effect on American highbrow existence. Rich’s preeminence, besides the fact that, has come at a value. round 1970, halfway via her engagement with feminism, Rich‘s poetry replaced. It grew or diminished–depending at the reader’s aspect of view–by turning into extra openly ideological. She nonetheless wrote approximately her personal lifestyles, yet now she portrayed it as an exemplary common tale of latest ladies. The author’s “I” steadily grew to become the collective and sometimes partisan “we. ”Many readers by no means forgave her transformation from lyric poet to feminist prophet. yet Rich’s radical redefinition of herself attracted many new readers open air the coteries of up to date poetry. She turned our so much arguable poet and likewise might be our so much influential one, even though mockingly her effect used to be infrequently visible on different poets. The writers who prized early wealthy have normally left overdue wealthy to the educational theorists. dead night Salvage will swap no one’s brain approximately wealthy. Her partisans will compliment the intensity and ardor of her meditations on social and mental revolution. Her detractors will locate considerable proof of decline within the book’s frequently disjointed poems and grim intellectuality. (Rich is simply too busy denouncing human folly ever to prevent and revel in it. )
What not anyone will fault is the poet’s depth. If ever a author fulfilled Walter Pater’s excellent of burning constantly with a “hard, gemlike flame,” it really is wealthy. She is a human acetylene torch cause on searing via oppression and conference. This wild depth, besides the fact that, usually proves her inventive downfall. So keenly fascinated about the austere time table of political transformation, she too usually neglects the amoral pleasures of the mind's eye. at the barricades one communicates ordinarily via shouting.
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The nice blind spot of previous revolutionaries is the iteration hole. they can not relatively seize the passions in their personal fiery formative years now not burn brightly for today’s younger. At key moments in middle of the night Salvage wealthy falls right into a sentimental political retrospection. The book’s ultimate seventeen-page series, “A lengthy Conversation,” for instance, includes entire paragraphs quoted from “The Communist Manifesto. ” as soon as so disdainful of nostalgia, wealthy now turns out possessed via it.
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Meanwhile the store trickled into cars crossing 44 out—in the open, reserved motel. Last night I copied out an unknown character, unknown to me. I’d written her of late. If she responds to the address, its outcropping, where sand ﬁlls the net . . 45 Domesticity Effect Mirroraculous! blank and white, Jesuit Jacobin, a domed frieze phrased in freedom, extra moiety signum as time’s dipterous nonextension deemphasized dispatches to come— incurable, its miserable son. For their forgetting we have had make poptastic psephologist plating setaceous in sage butter.
A needed house pith we sold gluttons. Her smell a discordant riddle, glyph of State bafﬂement. Sand lures all spines, heads, had drifters (bad) in charge not of ribbon that fell over her instep. She (bad) had naught self, a goner, biting paste, pen-shoulder, enveloped a thought. She had not herself to write to. She busted lure in kelp, booked her shelf, and in the mirror picked up a boy-look, as when, dreaming between the lines, there were moose on her geese. ” to reaugment. ” 33 Restlessness on the Hummock 1 They sleep together then they sleep.
Moisture in the recovery center affects the combined torso of certain sinking wrecks. Am I never visiting the shepherds for lunch? And couldn’t you have turned the music down? Occasional barn, the gray alternate near the fretwork farmhouse, a bridge, the dutiful maturing ﬁeld, harvested or in a part. Promptly the wedding’s riposte, jumbo. 2 River the coyote noses you across. Moist coat—su hacha binding the ﬂedged hands, unless one of ’em the bank in its fullness, nothing for cheap return chalked on the board—am I never?