Time of Angels (Paperback)

By Homero Aridjis, George McWhirter (Translator), Francisco Toledo (Illustrator)

City Lights Books, 9780872865648, 112pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2012

List Price: 35.00*
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One of Mexico's most admired poets addresses the intangible reign of the angels amidst the ruins of our daily life. These poems offer faith in the eloquent silence of the angels as a sign of hope and point to glimpses of their presence among us. Time of Angels is a fable of sorts, with each poem accompanied by a drawing by Francisco Toledo in a deluxe, bilingual limited edition.

Homero Aridjis (Solar Poems, City Lights Publishers, 2010) is also known for his pioneering work as an environmental activist and diplomat.

Francisco Toledo is an internationally renowned painter and sculptor from Oaxaca, Mexico.

About the Author

One of Latin America's greatest living writers, Homero Aridjis is also extraordinary for his pioneering work as an environmental activist, his ambassadorial appointments and his two-term stint as president of International PEN. Many of his forty books of poetry and prose have been translated into a dozen languages. He is the recipient of important literary prizes including the Xavier Villaurrutia (Mexico), the Roger Caillois (France), the Grinzane-Cavour (Italy) and two Guggenheim Fellowships. He was until recently Mexico's Ambassador to UNESCO.