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A Musical Hellby Alejandra Pizarnik
Published in pamphlet form, this incredibly stunning and visionary collection of poems is enough to set anyone's surrealist imaginings on fire. With a truly adulatory — and much deserved! — preface by Julio Cortázar.
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“An aura of legendary prestige surrounds the work of Alejandra Pizarnik,” writes César Aira. Her last collection to be published before her suicide in 1972, A Musical Hell is the first book of poems by Pizarnik to be published in its entirety in the U.S. Pizarnik writes at the edge of poetic impossibility, opening with a blues singer, expanding into silence, and closing into a theater of shadows and songs of the drowned.
The first book of poems by Pizarnik to be published in its entirety in the U.S., poetry at the edge of impossibility.
About the Author
Alejandra Pizarnik (1936–1972) was a key figure in twentieth-century Argentine poetry.
Yvette Siegert is a writer and translator based in New York.
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