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- DescriptionChilean poet Tomás Harris's Cipango-written in the 1980s, first published in 1992, and considered by many to be the author's best work to date-employs the metaphor of a journey. The poems collectively allude to the voyage of Columbus, who believed that he'd reached the Far East ('Cipango,' or Japan), t the Americas. Building on that mistaken historical premise, Cipango comments on the oppressive legacy of colonialism in Latin America-manifested in twentieth-century Chile through the 1973 military coup by Augusto Pichet and the brutal dictatorship there-and on the violence and degradation of contemporary urban society. The author's vision is of a decadent, apocalyptic world that netheless contains the possibility for regeneration.
- Author BiographyTomas Harris is the author of Cipango and other books of poems. Daniel Shapiro is director of literature and editor of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas at the Americas Society in New York.
- Author(s)Tomas Harris
- PublisherBucknell University Press
- Date of Publication01/12/2009
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationCranbury
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBucknell University Press
- Weight608 g
- Width165 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Translated byDaniel Shapiro
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