By Word of Mouth (Paperback)
Poems from the Spanish, 1916-1959 (New Directions Paperbook #1210)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811218856, 167pp.
Publication Date: October 5, 2011
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Williams approached translation as a way not only to present the work of unknown Spanish poets, but also to extend the range and capacity of American poetry, to use language "with unlimited freshness." Included in this bilingual edition are beautifully rendered translations of poets well-known -- Neruda, Paz, and Parra -- and lesser-known: Rafael Are valo Marti nez (from Guatemala), Rafael Beltra n Logron o (from Spain), and Eunice Odio (from Costa Rica).