In this Book

Selected Poetry, 1937–1990
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This bilingual anthology brings together a representative selection from more than a half century of this distinguished Brazilian poet's lifetime work. Along with previously translated poems are many others in English for the first time. The remarkable group of poets and translators includes Elizabeth Bishop, Alastair Reid, Galway Kinnell, Louis Simpson, and W. S. Merwin.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page Copyright page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Joao Cabral de Melo Neto Chronology
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Primeiros poemas (1900)
  2. p. 1
  1. Pirandello I (1937)
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. Pirandello II (1937)
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. Poesia (1937)
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Poema (1938)
  2. pp. 8-10
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  1. Pedra do sono (1940-1941)
  2. p. 11
  1. Homem falando no escuro / A Man Speaking in the Dark
  2. pp. 12-13
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  1. Espaco jornal / Daily Space
  2. pp. 14-15
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  1. Janelas / Windows
  2. pp. 16-17
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  1. Poema / Poem
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. Dentro da perda da memoria / Within the Loss of Memory
  2. pp. 20-21
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  1. Noturno / Nocturne
  2. pp. 22-24
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  1. O engenheiro (1942-1945)
  2. p. 25
  1. A li~ao de poesia / The Lesson of Poetry
  2. pp. 26-29
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  1. O fim do mundo / The End of the World
  2. pp. 30-31
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  1. As nuvens / The Clouds
  2. pp. 32-34
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  1. Psicologia da composite (1946-1950)
  2. p. 35
  1. Psicologia da composigao / Psychology
  2. pp. 36-52
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  1. O cdo sem plumas (1949-1950)
  2. p. 53
  1. I. Paisagem do Capibaribc / I. Landscape of the Capibaribe River
  2. pp. 54-62
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  1. Paisagens comfiguras (1954-1955)
  2. p. 63
  1. O vento no canavial / The Wind in the Canefield
  2. pp. 64-67
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  1. Cemiterio pernambucano (Nossa Senhora da Luz) / Cemetery in Pernambuco (Our Lady of Light)
  2. pp. 68-69
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  1. Cemiterio pernambucano (Sao Lourenc,o da Mata)
  2. pp. 70-71
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  1. Encontro corn um poeta / Encounter with a Poet
  2. pp. 72-76
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  1. Umafaca so lamina (1955)
  2. p. 77
  1. Uma faca so lamina / A Knife All Blade
  2. pp. 78-82
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  1. Morte e vida severina (1954-1955)
  2. p. 83
  1. Morte e vida severina / The Death and Life of a Severino, I, II, XIV
  2. pp. 84-98
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  1. Quaderna (1956-1959)
  2. p. 99
  1. A mulher e a casa / The Woman and the House
  2. pp. 100-103
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  1. Imitaqao da agua / Imitation of Water
  2. pp. 104-108
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  1. Serial (1959-1961)
  2. p. 109
  1. A cana dos outros / Someone Else's Sugarcane
  2. pp. 110-113
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  1. Escritos com o corpo / Written with the Body
  2. pp. 114-121
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  1. O sim contra o sim / Yes Against Yes
  2. pp. 122-128
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  1. A educacao pela pedra (1962-1965)
  2. p. 129
  1. A educacao pela pedra / Education by Stone
  2. pp. 130-131
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  1. O mar e o canavial / The Sea and the Canefield
  2. pp. 132-133
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  1. O canavial e o mar / The Canefield and the Sea
  2. pp. 134-135
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  1. Tecendo a manha / Weaving the Morning
  2. pp. 136-137
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  1. Fabula de um arquiteto / Tale of an Architect
  2. pp. 138-139
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  1. Rios sem discurso / Speechless Rivers
  2. pp. 140-141
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  1. Catar feijao / Culling Beans
  2. pp. 142-143
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  1. Os vazios do homem / The Emptiness of Man
  2. pp. 144-145
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  1. O urubu mobilizado / The Drafted Vulture
  2. pp. 146-147
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  1. O sertanejo falando / The Man from Up-Country Talking
  2. pp. 148-149
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  1. Duas das festas da morte / Two of the Festivals of Death
  2. pp. 150-152
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  1. Museu de tudo (1966-1974)
  2. p. 153
  1. A insonia de Monsieur Teste / The Insomnia of Monsieur Teste
  2. pp. 154-155
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  1. O artista inconfessavel / The Unconfessing Artist
  2. pp. 156-157
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  1. Catecismo de Berceo / Berceo's Catechism
  2. pp. 158-159
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  1. Exeqao: Bernanos, que se dizia escritorde sala de jantar / Exception: Bernanos, Who Called Himself a Dining-Room Writer
  2. pp. 160-161
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  1. A ligao de pintura / The Lesson of Painting
  2. pp. 162-163
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  1. O autografo / Autograph
  2. pp. 164-166
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  1. Agrestes (1975-1985)
  2. p. 167
  1. Homenagem a Paul Klee / In Honor of Paul Klcc
  2. pp. 168-169
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  1. Duvidas apocrifas de Marianne Moore / Apocryphal Doubts of Marianne Moore
  2. pp. 170-171
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  1. Homenagem renovada a Marianne Moore / Renewed Homage to Marianne Moore
  2. pp. 172-173
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  1. A W. H. Auden / To W H. Auden
  2. pp. 174-175
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  1. O ultimo poema / The Last Poem
  2. pp. 176-177
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  1. Sobre Elizabeth Bishop / On Elizabeth Bishop
  2. pp. 178-179
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  1. A agua da areia / The Water of Sand
  2. pp. 180-181
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  1. A rede ou o que Sevilha nao conhece / The Hammock, or What Seville Does Not Know
  2. pp. 182-184
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  1. Crime na Calk Relator (1987)
  2. p. 185
  1. Crime na Calle Relator / Crime in Calle Relator
  2. pp. 186-190
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  1. Sevilha andando / Walking Seville
  2. p. 191
  1. Sevilha andando / Black Sun
  2. pp. 192-193
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  1. Sol negro / Two Castilians in Seville
  2. pp. 194-195
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  1. Dais castelhanas em Sevilha
  2. pp. 196-198
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  1. Bibliography of Works by Joao Cabral de Melo Neto
  2. p. 199
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  1. ABOUT
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