By Nicanor Parra
**there is a request for Nicanor Parra's Antipoems in any layout for ~50 MB. If this is uploaded in well scanned dual-language PDF, permit me understand and that i will upload a hundred and fifty MB to the request**
translated by way of Miller Williams
i have no idea why Parra was once no longer in this web site. i'm back correcting such an oversight. i don't know the way there could be quite a bit from Bolano (thank you uploaders, by means of the way), after which not anything by way of Parra....very very unhappy situation. tragic.
This is excellent.
from the intro:
When Parra’s strains look disconnected, the reason is, they arc hooked up
in a supralogical manner during which we're not familiar with seeing issues.
When the conventions o f cause-and-result appear to be outraged, they are.
The poetry has moved and increased because the mind's eye in the back of it has
since the e-book of Poems and Antipoems. people who are standard
with Parra's paintings will locate the humor extra sharply honed and darker,
the anger in the direction of the outside and infrequently breaking via, the
language tighter, the compassion deeper and the statements extra
political—or besides extra social.
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3-* A M AN A man’s mother is deathly ill He goes for a doctor He cries On the way he sees4iis wife with another man They are holding hands He follows them at a little distance From tree to tree He cries He secs a friend from his youth We haven’t seen one another in years! They stop in a bar They talk, they laugh The man goes out to pee on the patio He sees a young girl It’s nighttime She’s washing dishes The man goes over to her He grabs her waist They waltz together They leave together They laugh There’s an accident The girl is unconscious The man goes to find a telephone He cries He comes to a house with lights 011 He asks for a phone Someone recognizes him Stay for dinner man No Where’s the telephone Eat man eat Then you can go He sits down to eat He drinks like mad He laughs They make him recite He recites He ends up under a desk asleep.
Cuanto creen ustedes quc costo Demolcr esas masas dc concrcto? Solo la remocion dc la momia Del mausolco a la fosa comun Ha debido costar una fortuna. l Y cuanto crcen ustedes quc gastaremos En rcponcr esas estatuas sagradas? 48 TH E R U L E OF T H R E E Not counting The twenty million missing How much do you think the deification o f Stalin Came to in cold, hard dash. " ' Monuments cost money. What do you think it cost To pull down those concrete hulks? Simply moving the body Out o f the mausoleum to the common grave Must have cost a fortune.
Cordero de dios que lavas los pecados del mundo Dejanos fomicar tranquilamentc: No tc inmiscuyas en ese momento sagrado. SUPONGAMOS QUE ES HOM13KE PERFECTO supongamos que fuc crucificado supongamos incluso que sc lcvant6 dc la tumba —todo eso me tiene sin cuidado— lo que yo desearia aclarar es cl enigma del ccpillo de dientes hay que hacerlo apareccr como sea. 46 A G N U S DEI Horizon o f earth planets o f earth Tears, sobs held back The mouth spitting earth soft teeth The body nothing more than a bag o f earth Earth o f earth—earth o f worms.