Poetry After the Invention of America by Andrés Ajens, translated by Michelle Gil-Montero, Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Palgrave-Macmillan


This collection of essays traces the emergence of the Western poem from the standpoint of its collision with "American" otherness, particularly, the Latin American tradition. Unlike works extending Western conceptions of writing or searching for an alleged American ethnopoetics, this book approaches literature as a Western invention and, in turn, seeks out correspondences between traditions.


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