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Antonio Porchia (–) wrote one book, a slender collection of poetic aphorisms that became a classic in the Spanish-speaking world. With affinities to . ANTONIO PORCHIA. From “Voices”. Some things become such a part of us that we forget them. I want because of what I wanted, and what I wanted, I wouldn’t. Voices by Antonio Porchia, published by Copper Canyon Press, a nonprofit publisher dedicated to poetry, bilingual edition.

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Antonio Porchia wrote one book, a slender collection of poetic aphorisms that became a classic in the Voicss world. With affinities to Taoist and Buddhist epigrams, Voices bears witness to the awe of human existence. Revised and updated with a new introduction by translator W.


Merwin, this bilingual volume brings back into print one of Latin America’s great literary treasures. He who tells the truth says almost nothing. I do not know what you have received.

Antonio Porchia was born in Italy. After his father died, he emigrated to Argentina with his mother and seven siblings, and as the eldest child, started working at the age of He was self-taught, and his only book, Voicescaught the attention of a noted French critic who assumed him to vices a scholar of Kafka and Buddhism, rather than the humble man who loved to tend his garden.

Today, Porchia’s aphorisms are published in more than a dozen Spanish-language editions as well as in German, French and Italian. He is the author of dozens of books of poetry and translations.

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Copper Canyon Press- Literary Collections – pages. Other editions – View all Voices No preview available – Merwin is one of America’s leading poets. He lives in Hawaii, where he cultivates endangered palm trees.


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