Mexico City: UNAM, 1999. first edition. Paperback. 300p., wrps, notes, Very Good. Item #4969
Although his native land was Italy, Porchia (1885-1968) lived since he was 17 in Argentina. Throughout the decades, his deep human experience was decanted into brief sentences that he called "Voices". When he finally decided to publish a selection of them in 1943, the first attentive readers received that "beyond", first with surprise, then with veneration; many of them copied the "voices" by hand and began circulating them. From hand to hand, from heart to heart, began a tree, a branch of blood that today covers the entire world. It is impossible to enumerate each silent transition of the "voices", each life that they have changed, each destiny that they have exposed, each consciousness that they have thrown to infinity. Due to diverse circumstances, the work of Porchia was dispersed in several parts. Today, all those reintegrated parts in a single volume are published for the first time in Spain and Argentina. Col. Poemas y Ensayos.