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Defense of the Idol

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Defense of the Idol by Omar Caceres
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Poetry. Branded a "po te maudit" for the cryptic circumstances surrounding his life and death, Omar C ceres once tried to destroy all copies of his one and only book. The myth around him survived thanks to the inclusion of fifteen poems from DEFENSE OF THE IDOL in the groundbreaking anthology Antolog a de poes a chilena nueva from 1935. Presented here for the first time in English translation, along with the sole foreword Vicente Huidobro ever wrote for a poet, the poems of C ceres possess a ghostly, metaphysical energy combined with modern-age imagery: bows pulsate, moons hurtle, rains sing, trees drag their shadows in drunk stupors, winds break the sky open. But the interior life of the poet assumes dominance, interrogated through anguished, turbulent dreamscapes of language.

Author Biography

Omar C ceres (1904-1943) was a cult poet in the Chilean avant-garde. He published one book of poetry, Defense of the Idol (1934), with an introduction by Vicente Huidobro, of which only two copies survived after C ceres tried to burn the entire print run upon publication due to the edition's numerous typos. He had ties with the Communist Party, and according to poet Jorge Teillier, played the violin in an orchestra of the blind. He was murdered by unknown assailants in 1943.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2018
Author
Contributor
Translated by Monica De La Torre
Pages
64
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Ugly Duckling Presse
ISBN-13
9781946433039
Product ID
28145269

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