Обложка книги Voices


ISBN: 1556591896;
Издательство: Copper Canyon Press
Страниц: 128

Book Description Antonio Porchia (1886a??1968) wrote one book, a slender collection of poetic aphorisms that became a classic in the Spanish-speaking world. With affinities to Taoist and Buddhist epigrams, Voices bears witness to the aweof human existence. Revised and updated with a new introduction by translator W.S. Merwin, this bilingual volume brings back into print one of Latin America's great literary treasures. He who tells the truth says almost nothing. * I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received. * Only a few arrive at nothing, because the way is long. * Out of a hundred years a few minutes were made that stayed with me, not a hundred years. * When I come upon some idea that is not of this world, I feel as though this world had grown wider. * This world understands nothing but words, and you have come into it with almost none. * We become aware of the void as we fill it. ...

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