For the first time in English, readers can now evaluate the extraordinary breadth of Cesar Vallejo's diverse oeuvre that,
in addition to poetry, includes magazine and newspaper articles, chronicles, political reports, fictions, plays, letters,
and notebooks. Edited by the translator Joseph Mulligan, Selected Writings follows Vallejo down his many winding roads, from
Santiago de Chuco in highland Peru, to the coastal cities of Trujillo and Lima, on to Paris, Madrid, Moscow, and Leningrad.
This repeated border-crossing also plays out on the textual level, as Vallejo wrote prolifically across genres and, in many
cases, created poetic space in extra-literary modes. Informed by a vast body of scholarly research, this compendium synthesizes
a restored literary corpus and - in bold translations that embrace the idiosyncratic spirit of the author's writing - puts
forth a new representation of this essential figure of twentieth-century Latin American literature as an indispensable alternative
to the European avant-garde. Compiling well known versions with over eighty percent of the text presented in English translation
for the first time, Selected Writings is both a trove of and tribute to Vallejo's multifaceted work. Includes translations
by the editor and Clayton Eshleman, Pierre Joris, Suzanne Jill Levine, Nicole Peyrafitte, Michael Lee Rattigan, William Rowe,
Eliot Weinberger, and Jason Weiss.