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The Catalan Poems
The Catalan Poems

The Catalan Poems

POETRY

220 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $21.99 (US $21.99) (CA $29.99)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781784107673

Rights: US, CA, NZ, CAM, SAM, CAR, PH, KR & FM

Carcanet Press, Ltd. (Jun 2019)
Carcanet Press Ltd.

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Overview

Spain's greatest living poet, Pere Gimferrer (b.1945) has written more than thirty books spanning verse, fiction, essay, and criticism. His earliest writings appeared in Spanish. In 1970 he began publishing in Catalan, and has alternated between the two languages since (with occasional forays into French and Italian). The present collection, the first book-length publication of Gimferrer's Catalan poetry in English, brings together work from all phases of his career. His poetry is a marvel of syncretism: Billie Holiday, the medieval polymath Ramon Llull, Ezra Pound, and the artist Tàpies all appear in his pages. His style draws equally on modernism, on Galician-Portuguese love lyrics, on Góngora and on the Valencian metaphysical poet Ausiàs March. Rounding out the volume is a selection from the Dietari, an artistic diary that outlines his poetics and his sense of the artist's vocation through a series of meditations on Casanova, Octavio Paz and others.

Author Biography

Pere Gimferrer (Barcelona, 1945) is the author of more than thirty books in Catalan and Spanish. A member of the Real Academia Española and the Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona, he has won numerous accolades for his work, including Spain's National Poetry Prize and the Ramon Llull Prize for the Novel.