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The Resource The child poet, Homero Aridjis ; translated from the Spanish by Chloe Aridjis

The child poet, Homero Aridjis ; translated from the Spanish by Chloe Aridjis

Label
The child poet
Title
The child poet
Statement of responsibility
Homero Aridjis ; translated from the Spanish by Chloe Aridjis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Homero Aridjis has always said that he was born twice. The first time was to his mother in April 1940 and the second time was as a poet, in January 1951. His life was distinctly cleaved in two by an accident. Before that fateful Saturday he was carefree and confident, the youngest of five brothers growing up in the small Mexican village of Contepec, Michoacan. After the accident - in which he nearly died on the operating table after shooting himself with a shotgun his brothers had left propped against the bedroom wall - he became a shy, introspective child who spent afternoons reading Homer and writing poems and stories at the dining room table instead of playing soccer with his classmates. After the accident his early childhood became like a locked garden. But in 1971, when his wife became pregnant with their first daughter, the memories found a way out. Visions from this elusive period started coming back to him in astonishingly vivid dreams, giving shape to what would become The Child Poet. Aridjis is joyously imaginative. The Child Poet has urgency but still takes its time, celebrating images and feelings and the strangeness of childhood. Readers will love being in the world he has created. Aridjis paints the pueblo of Cotepec -- the landscape, the campesinos, the Church, the legacy of the Mexican Revolution -- through the eyes of a sensitive child"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aridjis, Homero
Dewey number
  • 861/.64
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7297.A8365
LC item number
Z46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aridjis, Homero
  • Authors, Mexican
Label
The child poet, Homero Aridjis ; translated from the Spanish by Chloe Aridjis
Link
9780914671404.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223119256155
  • 31223117139981
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
17 cm
Edition
First Archipelago Books edition.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780914671404
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015049417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 909925050
  • (OCoLC)909925050
Label
The child poet, Homero Aridjis ; translated from the Spanish by Chloe Aridjis
Link
9780914671404.jpg
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223119256155
  • 31223117139981
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
17 cm
Edition
First Archipelago Books edition.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780914671404
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015049417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 909925050
  • (OCoLC)909925050

Library Locations

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