Written In Water
Written In Water
The Collected Prose Poems
Luis Cernuda

Translated by Stephen Kessler


Written In Water was the winner for the Lambda Literary Awards in Gay Men's Poetry 2005!

While Cernuda's verse is vivid testimony to various aspects of his biographical itinerary, it is in his prose poems that he traces more explicitly an outline of his life's journey. Reviewing this work, Octavio Paz wrote: "In these memories and landscapes, in these notes toward the history of his sensibility, there is great objectivity; the poet doesn't set out to fantasize, or to lie to himself or anyone else. He attempts only to illuminate, with an almost impersonal light, something very personal: a few moments in his life. But is it truly ours, this life we live?"

Luis Cernuda (1902–1963) was one of the leading poets of Spain's Generation of 1927, which included Federico Garcia Lorca, Rafael Alberti and Jorge Guillen.

Title Written In Water
Subtitle The Collected Prose Poems
Author Luis Cernuda
Translated by Stephen Kessler
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 May 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 128 p.
ISBN-10 0872864316
ISBN-13 9780872864313
Publication Date 01 May 2004
Main content page count 128
Dimensions 5 x 7.3 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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