Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales (Colección Vidas Ajenas), 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 259p., wrps. New. Item #82330
Peruvian poet César Vallejo is a legend and hundreds of books, essays, and scholarly studies have been written about him. But in The Saddest Man, Daniel Titinger looks beyond his legend and draws a portrait of a genius and complex man, who for a good part of his existence was not one of the greatest Spanish-speaking poets but rather an unknown person who, later After having published a couple of books in his country without anyone paying much attention to him, he lived in Paris with Georgette, a woman whom many point out as manipulative and tyrannical, and earned his living writing low-paid newspaper articles while writing poems that he kept in a drawer.