Ciudad de México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Serie: El Estudio), 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 138p., bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #78803
The myth of the modern poet in Mexico is based on the figure of Ramón López Velarde, a kind of literary saint who struggles, one hundred years after his death, between the sword of his human desires and the rough wall of his faith; between the Eden of his native province idealized in its chaste girls and the lewd capital of the country. With diaphanous and fluid prose, in this poetic biography Beatriz Espejo traces a punctual journey through that erotic-spiritual duality that runs through the work of the famous writer from Jerez whose life, "apparently simple" -the author puts it- reveals her emotional tensions behind his unusual metaphors and his dazzling lexical discoveries.