Century of the Death of the Rose

Selected Poems of Jorge Carrera Andrade

Title Details

Pages: 182

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 04/01/2002

ISBN: 9-781-6030-6023-3

List Price: $19.95


NewSouth Books

Century of the Death of the Rose

Selected Poems of Jorge Carrera Andrade

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  • Description
By the close of the twentieth century, the brilliant poets that had emerged from the Americas included Ruben Dario, Pablo Neruda, Cesar Vallejo, Vicente Huidobro, and Octavio Paz. To this list must be added Jorge Carrera Andrade, an Ecuadorian, who spent his entire adult life traveling as a diplomat, politician, and poet. Despite a brief flurry of attention generated in the United States by his book, Secret Country (New York: MacMillan, 1946), published just after he served as Ecuadorian Consul General to the United States in San Francisco, Andrade has since been forgotten by American anthologists and literary critics. But in fact the late Andrade was a leading figure in Latin American letters. This volume of his poetry was selected and translated by Steven Ford Brown and is presented in both Spanish and English.

About the Author/Editor

Together with Jorge Luis Borgees, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda and Ceasar Vallejo, JORGE CARRERA ANDRADE (1902-1978) was among the first generation of South American poets to come to international prominence in the twentieth century. A diplomat and poet, he published seventy books of verse and prose. In 1975 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature.