The Galloping Hour - French Poems

Author(s): Alejandra Pizarnik; Patricio Ferrari (Translator, Editor); Forrest Gander (Translator)


The Galloping Hour: French Poems--never before rendered in English and unpublished during her lifetime--gathers for the first time all the poems that Alejandra Pizarnik (revered by Octavio Paz and Roberto Bolan~o) wrote in French. Conceived during her Paris sojourn (1960-1964) and in Buenos Aires (1970-1971) near the end of her tragically short life, these poems explore many of Pizarnik's deepest obsessions: the limitation of language, silence, the body, night, sex, and the nature of intimacy.Drawing from personal life experiences and echoing readings of some of her beloved/accursed French authors--Charles Baudelaire, Germain Nouveau, Arthur Rimbaud, and Antonin Artaud--this collection includes prose poems that Pizarnik would later translate into Spanish. Pizarnik's work led Rau´l Zurita to note: "Her poetry--with a clarity that becomes piercing--illuminates the abysses of emotional sensitivity, desire, and absence. It presses against our lives and touches the most exposed, fragile, and numb parts of humanity." 


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  • : 9780811227742
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : July 2018
  • : .7 Centimeters X 14 Centimeters X 21.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alejandra Pizarnik; Patricio Ferrari (Translator, Editor); Forrest Gander (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 841.914
  • : 112