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THE SONG OF THE FIGURES by José María Eguren
(Translated by José Garay Boszeta)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780578690230

Poetry 
116 pages
5.5’x8.5′, paperback

Originally published in Peru in 1916, The Song of the Figures, José María Eguren’s second volume of poetry, consolidated his reputation as one of the leading voices of his generation and earned him the unanimous praise of his contemporaries, such as José Carlos Mariátegui, César Vallejo and Abraham Valdelomar. Displaying a penchant for Oriental themes shrouded in mystery and sensuality, The Song of the Figures is an outstanding follow-up to the landmark success of Symbolics (1911), and remains as one of the highlights of Latin American poetry in the 20th century.

This first English translation, long overdue, restitutes the figure of one of the most uniquely crafted voices of Latin American poetry and opens up a window to his timeless past.

José María Eguren (Lima, 1874 – 1942) remains as one of the most important Peruvian poets of all times. His highly original work marks one of the most interesting transitions between Modernismo and the Avant-garde movements in Latin American poetry. He exerted a major influence on a whole generation of poets, writers and thinkers including José Carlos Mariategui, Cesar Vallejo and Martín Adán. He was also admired and recognized in life as an important poet by figures such as Gabriela Mistral, Juan Ramón Jiménez and Jorge Luis Borges. His complete works are regarded as classics of Latin American literature and have been published in Peru, Argentina, Venezuela and Spain.

THE CARDBOARD HOUSE by Martín Adan
(A new translation by José Garay Boszeta)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780578690162

Novel
160 pages
5.25’x8′, paperback

Originally published in Peru in 1928 to great acclaim, The Cardboard House was clearly destined to become a classic. Written during Martín Adán’s prodigious adolescence in Barranco —a peaceful sea resort in the coast of Lima—, The Cardboard House is a novel of visionary excursion through the crevices of sensation and memory, moving in a fluid poetic exploration that traverses swiftly from the social to the cosmic. Martín Adán’s experimental style has been admired and celebrated by authors as diverse as Mario Vargas Llosa, Allen Ginsberg and Roberto Bolaño; and The Cardboard House stands out in history as a major statement of the avant-garde movements in Latin America.

This new English translation strives to preserve the experimental style of The Cardboard House in its original Spanish language, and intends to reestablish its importance as one of the crucial texts of the Latin American literary avant-garde.

Martín Adán (Lima, 1908 – 1985). Peruvian poet and writer. His breakthrough novel, The Cardboard House, redefined the possibilities of narrative for his contemporaries and has remained a substantial influence for many generations of writers. He is one of the most celebrated Peruvian poets of the 20th century. His work in poetry was twice awarded the National Poetry Prize (Perú, 1946, 1961) and the Peruvian National Literature Prize in 1976.

SYMBOLICS by José María Eguren
(Translated by José Garay Boszeta)
$13
ISBN: 9781087868646

Poetry
118 pages
5.25’x8′, paperback

The publication of Symbolics (1911), José María Eguren’s first book of poems, marked a before and after for his contemporaries and it has been since then widely regarded as a major turning point of contemporary Peruvian poetry. Symbolics has directly influenced the style and vision of several generations of poets and writers, who have unanimously recognized Eguren as a leading voice of his generation and have paid him sincere homage for over a century now. The 34 poems of Symbolics are among Eguren’s most influential and important work and remain as the best example and introduction to his poetic universe.

This dual language edition, the first English translation of any of Eguren’s works, has carefully intended to preserve both the form and the content of the poems in translation from the original Spanish language.

José María Eguren (Lima, 1874 – 1942) remains as one of the most important Peruvian poets of all times. His highly original work marks one of the most interesting transitions between Modernismo and the Avant-garde movements in Latin American poetry. He exerted a major influence on a whole generation of poets, writers and thinkers including José Carlos Mariategui, Cesar Vallejo and Martín Adán. He was also admired and recognized in life as an important poet by figures such as Gabriela Mistral, Juan Ramón Jiménez and Jorge Luis Borges. His complete works are regarded as classics of Latin American literature and have been published in Peru, Argentina, Venezuela and Spain.

José Garay Boszeta (Lima, 1985) is a writer, translator and language laborer, born and raised in Lima, Perú. He studied programs in Economics and Philosophy at the National University of San Marcos in Lima. His work in translation aims to reevaluate Latin American narratives and restore their historical content for English speaking audiences around the world. His current projects include the translation of the works of José María Eguren and Martín Adán, among others. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Erin and their dogs, Willow and Remy.