Malanga Chasing Vallejo: Selected Poems: Cesar Vallejo, New Translations and Notes. Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Pamela Beach Plymell.
Malanga Chasing Vallejo: Selected Poems: Cesar Vallejo, New Translations and Notes
Malanga Chasing Vallejo: Selected Poems: Cesar Vallejo, New Translations and Notes
Malanga Chasing Vallejo: Selected Poems: Cesar Vallejo, New Translations and Notes
Malanga Chasing Vallejo: Selected Poems: Cesar Vallejo, New Translations and Notes

Malanga Chasing Vallejo: Selected Poems: Cesar Vallejo, New Translations and Notes

ISBN: 9780989512572
New York, NY: Three Rooms Press, 2014. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Gerard Malanga to Charles Plymell. "Thomas Merton called Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo "the greatest universal poet since Dante." British poet, critic, and biographer Martin Seymour-Smith, a leading authority on world literature, identified Vallejo as "...the greatest twentieth-century poet in any language." And in the forceful, brilliant poetry of Vallejo, poet/photographer Gerard Malanga discovered a kindred spirit. Driven by a deep spiritual connection and with the encouragement of the poet's widow, Georgette, Malanga's translations reveal a profound new perspective that brings into focus the brutal desperation behind Vallejo's genius." (from back cover) This bilingual volume of selected poems by Cesar Vallejo (1892-1938), the iconic Peruvian poet, features English translations with the original Spanish on opposite pages. Gerard Malanga, the great Beat-&-Beyond poet-artiste associated with Andy Warhol, felt a deep kinship with Vallejo, especially his down-&-out life in Paris as he notes in his introduction (also presented in English & Spanish). Also featuring a poem by Malanga about Vallejo; images with translations of letters to Malanga from Georgette Vallejo; & vintage photographs of Vallejo solo & in company, on currency, & Malanga reading his poetry at his gravesite. Trade-format softcover original. On the title page, Malanga has hand-inscribed & signed: "Dear Charley & Pam/ For the "struggle"/ & for the cats./ XXX/ (signed) Gerard / 30:X:14 (30 October 2014)/ underline." "Charley & Pam" are none other than Charles Plymell, the most legendary poet-printer-publisher-Literary-Outlaw, & his devoted wife & co-publisher, Pamela Beach Plymell. Also included loosely in this volume is a calling card "With Compliments from Gerard Malanga" & a promotional postcard from the publisher, the venerable Three Rooms Press. An outstanding rarity for the collector & devotee of Vallejo, Malanga & the Plymells- especially with this warm inscription in the year of publication. In very fine, almost as-new condition with only one barely discernible short, faint crease near lower right corner of front cover; tiny amount of wear & a few miniscule bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; one very short, shallow horizontal indent at upper side edge of text block. Interior very fine with only small, very faint creases & tiny bumps at corners of page leaves. Calling card in pristine condition; publisher's postcard in very fine condition with only tiny bumps at corners. Very Fine. [Item #3348]

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