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Algarivias : Echo Chamber (Paperback) (Waly Salomao)

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Poetry. Translated from the Portuguese by Maryam Monalisa Gharavi. The fifth and most critically acclaimed volume of poetry by Syrian-Brazilian poet Waly Salomão (1943-2003), ALGARAVIAS: ECHO CHAMBER takes its title from an entangled history, referenced in an etymological epigraph: "From al-garb, the West; that language of the Arabs considered corrupted, little understood by the Spanish. Also a name of a plant, given that name for the messiness of its branches." Its ruminations on passage, self-placement, virtual geography, human-electronic interaction, poetic consciousness, and mortality are inflected by Salomão's dual heritage; they also confront the isolating nature of the dictatorship he lived through as well as the aggressively optimistic discourse of post-dictatorship "modernization" efforts: the torrential influx of mass media and multinational corporations, and the sterile, touristic, and militarized landscapes of modern space and spectacle
Number of Pages: 94
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Waly Salomao
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2016
TCIN: 51636186
UPC: 9781937027643
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-9429
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