flowersfrom Altazor, by Vicente Huidobro, translated by Eliot Weinberger

Canto I

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VICENTE HUIDOBRO (1893-1948), a Chilean who lived mainly in Europe, was a trilingual poet, painter, war correspondent, founder of newspapers and literary magazines, Hollywood screenwriter, and candidate for president of Chile.

is an acclaimed translator and author. His recent books are Karmic Traces, 9/12 and The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry. His edition of Jorge Luis Borges’ Selected Non-Fictions received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism.