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My Night with Federico García Lorca
Jaime Manrique
Translations by Edith Grossman and Eugene Richie

"A poet of admirable rigor and exactitude."
—Reinaldo Arenas

This bilingual edition (in Spanish and English) collects Jaime Manrique's lyrical and sensual poems about his childhood in Colombia, memories of his family, and his more recent experiences and loves in Manhattan. Musical and romantic, these poems are in the tradition of Pablo Neruda.

"Memories of an ecstatic childhood—walks by the sea, 'a happy mambo,' eating deceptive tropical fruits—merge with those of recent loves in these luscious, incantatory poems."—John Ashbery

"The most accomplished gay Latino writer of his generation."—Washington Post Book World

Jaime Manrique
is the author of the memoir Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press, the novels Twilight at the Equator and Colombian Gold, and two poetry collections, My Night with Federico García Lorcaand Tarzan, My Body, Christopher Columbus. He is cotranslator, with Joan Larkin, of Sor Juana's Love Poems.He lives in New York City and is an associate professor in the MFA program at Columbia University.

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March 2003
LC: 2002075672 PQ
136 pp.   6 x 9  

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ISBN 978-0-299-18764-4
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