Alturas de Macchu Picchu / Heights of Macchu Picchu
Poetry
6 x 9, 86 pp.
18 illustrations.
Pub Date: 03/10/2015
  paper
Price:        $20.00

978-1-62288-076-8

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press

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Alturas de Macchu Picchu / Heights of Macchu Picchu

Translated by David Young
Illustrated by Gary Young

Pablo Neruda’s Alturas de Macchu Picchu / Heights of Macchu Picchu, as translated by poet David Young, is a new look at Neruda’s long narrative poem, originally featured as Book 2 of his monumental Canto. 

David Young’s new translation sensitively captures the journey of Neruda’s persona through the ruins of the Inca city, Machu Picchu, the high ground where the Inca tribe endeavored to escape the conquest of Spanish invaders. 

In the 21st Century, where high ground seems less and less accessible and our escapes less possible, Young’s translation and the drawings accompanying the canto reaffirm the value and resonance of Neruda’s poetry.

DAVID YOUNG's honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ohio Arts Council. He resides in Oberlin Ohio. GARY YOUNG is the editor and publisher of Greenhouse Review Press. Since 1975, he has designed, illustrated, and printed limited edition books, letterpress broadsides, and poetry and trade publications. He resides in Santa Cruz, CA.

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