The Selected Poetry of Vicente Huidobro (Paperback)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811208055, 234pp.
Publication Date: January 17, 1982
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Huidobro (1893-1948) left Santiago for Paris in 1916. There he co-founded the influential Cubist magazine Nord-Su with Guillaume Apollinaire and Pierre Reverdy. He then launched his own poetic movement, Creationism, and wrote as well for a score of avant-garde journals. Author of over forty books--plays. political tracts, novels, manifestos, poetry--he worked with Edgard Var se, Hans Arp, Robert Delauney, Jorge Luis Borges, and other important writers.
Besides his translations, editor Guss has provided a biographical essay, "Poetry ls a Heavenly Crime," a lucid and helpful introductory overview of Huidobro and his work.