First US printing. Translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane. From the dj: "In seven elegant essays that range across centuries and literature, the 1990 Nobel Laureate offers his thoughts on how modern poetry came to be, what makes it " modern," and what it may become... [he] explores Romanticism, Symbolism, Surrealism, what an epic poem is, what allegory is.. he compares Mallarme and Walt Whitman, scolds American literary critics for being Anglocentric, discusses the impact of modern physics on poets, the influence of politics and religion, the challenge of television. he analyze the publishing industry and the literary marketplace.." 160 pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket. (nick to dj at top of spine.) .ISBN # 0-15170449X
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