[10/22/24] Rothenberg, Jerome: Serpent and the Fire (HB)

[10/22/24] Rothenberg, Jerome: Serpent and the Fire (HB)

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University of California Press, hardcover

Publication Date: October 22, 2024

Publisher Marketing: "The Serpent and the Fire breaks out of deeply entrenched models that limit 'American' literature to work written in English within the present boundaries of the United States.

Editors Jerome Rothenberg and Javier Taboada gather vital pieces from all parts of the Western Hemisphere and the range of European and Indigenous languages within: a unique range of cultures and languages going back several millennia, an experiment in what the editors call an American 'omnipoetics.'

The Serpent and the Fire is divided into four chronological sections--from early pre-Columbian times to the immediately contemporary--and five thematic sections that move freely across languages and shifting geographical boundaries to underscore the complexities, conflicts, contradictions, and continuities of the poetry of the Americas. The book also boasts contextualizing commentaries to connect the poets and poems in dialogue across time and space"--