El cielo se está cayendo a pedazos [The sky is crumbling down]

This volume of Nicanor Parra’s work is the first complete anthology, a deluxe edition, of the Chilean poet’s eco-poems; the creator of anti-poetry and winner of the Cervantes Prize in 2011. Eco-poems are understood as all those compositions by the author dedicated to ecological themes and the conservation of the planet; a cause for which he was a pioneer advocate since mid-twentieth century.

The work gathers pieces from key works such as Poemas y antipoemas (1954) [Antipoems (1960)], Ecopoemas (1982), or Poesía política (1983), while also reproducing in large format the author’s visual artifacts, as brilliant and incisive as the visual poems of Joan Brossa.

The anthology and commentary are the work of Niall Binns, lecturer in Spanish-American literature at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and an authority in the life and work of Parra.

Text Nicanor Parra
Language Spanish
Genre Poetry, illustrated album
Anthologist and commentary Niall Binns
ISBN 9788460834106
Binding Hardback
Format 240 x 280 mm
Pages 224
Price 59 €