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Disdaining personal revelation and sentimental vision, the poems of João Cabral de Melo Neto (1920-1999) present squalor, desperation and injustice without comment or obvious compassion. Other poems pay homage to such subjects as chewing gum and aspirin. What interests Cabral, as he remarked in his acceptance speech for the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, is the exploration of the materiality of words, the rigorous construction of...lucid objects of language. His poetry, hard as stone and light as air, is like no other.

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"João Cabral de Melo Neto is one of Brazil's most acclaimed poets....From his early days, Mr. Cabral has written poems that are marked by a captivating use of simple language." New York Times Book Review

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Perhaps the single most important Brazilian poet of the 20th century. Same vein as Wallace Stevens and James Merrill.

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Imagine making poems the way an architect designs buildings or an engineer builds bridges. Such was the ambition of João Cabral de Melo Neto. Though a great admirer of the thing-rich poetries of Francis Ponge and of Marianne Moore, what interested him even more, as he remarked in his acceptance speech for the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, was "the exploration of the materiality of words," the "rigorous construction of (. . .) lucid objects of language." His poetry, hard as stone and light as air, is like no other.

Synopsis:

"Joo Cabral de Melo Neto is one of Brazil's most acclaimed poets . . . From his early days, Mr. Cabral has written poems that are marked by a captivating use of simple language."-New York Times Book Review

Disdaining personal revelation and sentimental vision, the poems of Joo Cabral de Melo Neto (1920-1999) present squalor, desperation and injustice without comment or obvious compassion. Other poems pay homage to such subjects as chewing gum and aspirin. What interests Cabral, as he remarked in his acceptance speech for the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, is "the exploration of the materiality of words,"the "rigorous construction of . . . lucid objects of language."His poetry, hard as stone and light as air, is like no other.

About the Author

Joao Cabral de Melo Neto (1920-1999) was born in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, and is considered one of the greatest Brazilian poets of all time. He is often quoted saying "I try not to perfume the flower". His works are said to be dry, devoid of exaggerated emotions that is usually associated with poetry, sticking usually to images and actions and physical descriptions rather than feelings. The image of an engineer designing a building is often used to describe his poetry. It usually follows a strict meter and assonant rhymes. He worked as a diplomat for most of his life. In 1990, he won the Camoes Prize, the greatest prize in literature of the Portuguese language. In 1992, Joao Cabral received the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, which some consider to be almost as prestigious as the Nobel Prize.

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9780974968018
Translator:
Zenith, Richard
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Archipelago Books
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Essays
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European - Spanish & Portuguese
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Cabral de Melo Neto, Joao
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General Poetry
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Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
February 2005
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TRADE PAPER
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Pages:
275
Dimensions:
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"Review" by , "João Cabral de Melo Neto is one of Brazil's most acclaimed poets....From his early days, Mr. Cabral has written poems that are marked by a captivating use of simple language."
"Synopsis" by ,
Perhaps the single most important Brazilian poet of the 20th century. Same vein as Wallace Stevens and James Merrill.
"Synopsis" by , Imagine making poems the way an architect designs buildings or an engineer builds bridges. Such was the ambition of João Cabral de Melo Neto. Though a great admirer of the thing-rich poetries of Francis Ponge and of Marianne Moore, what interested him even more, as he remarked in his acceptance speech for the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, was "the exploration of the materiality of words," the "rigorous construction of (. . .) lucid objects of language." His poetry, hard as stone and light as air, is like no other.
"Synopsis" by , "Joo Cabral de Melo Neto is one of Brazil's most acclaimed poets . . . From his early days, Mr. Cabral has written poems that are marked by a captivating use of simple language."-New York Times Book Review

Disdaining personal revelation and sentimental vision, the poems of Joo Cabral de Melo Neto (1920-1999) present squalor, desperation and injustice without comment or obvious compassion. Other poems pay homage to such subjects as chewing gum and aspirin. What interests Cabral, as he remarked in his acceptance speech for the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, is "the exploration of the materiality of words,"the "rigorous construction of . . . lucid objects of language."His poetry, hard as stone and light as air, is like no other.

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