"As citizens of the United States of 'America, ' we have most recently in our national election responded to an horrific chapter in our nation's history. But there remain other wicked events for which we have yet to answer. Certainly U.S. complicity in the evil that befell Chile on September 11 (1973) is one of them. In "Purgatory," Zurita's bleak but searching poem, the poet shares with us his struggles to reconnect to his humanity. We should be grateful for Anna Deeny's translation and afterword, and for bringing Zurita ...

Purgatory 2009, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520259737

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