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Inhaltsangabe: (from the Afterword by Peter Whigham) Paul Portuges?s translations are unusual in that they are a reliving in modern terms of a body of ancient experience. This sounds straightforward enough; but there is a catch: the body of ancient experience can, in human terms, only be guessed at. There are no Aztec poems of which these English poems are the rendering. There is no living record, save in the most attenuated forms, of the rituals and the attitudes which are their subject. Discernment can come only through the most strenuous acts of historical imagination, working two ways: in order to find out what they?then?must have felt like, try it on oneself?now--under similar circumstances. The author and his wife, armed with various Indian manuals of childbirth, went to Tepoztlán, so that their first child, Amin, might be born there. This is not the place for biography, but Paul Portugés?s efforts at in-feeling?at feeling himself into an ambience, ultimately unknowable--can only be regarded with respect. The result is to be seen in the poems, solemn yet celebratory instances of living, translations, in the general sense of all art that ?brings it off?, and in the sense of cultural transference. However, they are also translations in the narrower sense. They draw, often word for word, on Brother Bernardino de Sahagún?s records, in Aztec, of ancient Aztec ritual.
Über den Autor: Paul Lobo Portugés attended UCLA, the American Film Institute, and UC Berkeley. Currently teaches creative writing at UC, Santa Barbara. Taught creative writing at UC Berkeley, USC, SBCC, and the University of Provence. Author of The Visionary Poetics of Allen Ginsberg, Saving Grace, Hands Across the Earth, The Flower Vendor, Paper Song, The Body Electric Journal, The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson. He has received awards from the National Endowment, the Ford Foundation, the American Film Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission.
Buchbeschreibung Mudborn Press, Santa Barbara, CA, 1979. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st.  pp., illus.; 27 cm. With Nahuatl as transcribed by Sahagun; and an afterword by Peter Whigham; art by Paul Hobson. PRESENTATION COPY. Signed by the author Paul Portuges, with a personalized inscription. Age toning. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. SIGNED. Collectible. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 067417
Buchbeschreibung Mudborn Press, 2014. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 28 pages. 10.00x7.00x0.08 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk0930012321