Poetry / Latin American Literature / Gay Interest
My Night with Federico García Lorca
Translations by Edith Grossman and Eugene Richie
"A poet of admirable rigor and exactitude."Reinaldo Arenas
This bilingual edition (in Spanish and English) collects Jaime Manrique's lyrical and sensual poems about his childhood in Colombia, memories of his family, and his more recent experiences and loves in Manhattan. Musical and romantic, these poems are in the tradition of Pablo Neruda.
"Memories of an ecstatic childhoodwalks by the sea, 'a happy mambo,' eating deceptive tropical fruitsmerge with those of recent loves in these luscious, incantatory poems."John Ashbery
"The most accomplished gay Latino writer of his generation."Washington Post Book World
Jaime Manrique is the author of the memoir Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press, the novels Twilight at the Equator and Colombian Gold, and two poetry collections, My Night with Federico García Lorca and Tarzan, My Body, Christopher Columbus. He is cotranslator, with Joan Larkin, of Sor Juana's Love Poems. He lives in New York City and is an associate professor in the MFA program at Columbia University.
136 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN 978-0-299-18764-4 Paper $15.95t
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