Poetry. Despite being virtually unavailable since its original publication in 1970, Perro del amor (Love Hound) has greatly influenced the rich tradition of Chilean literature. Written three years before the military overthrow of the government by Augusto Pinochet, these poems offer concise but penetrating language that still resonates today. Opening with spare meditations on solitude, intimacy and suicide, the volume then reflects on degraded familial relationships and ends with a powerful evocation of the erotic. This bilingual collection offers an emotional landscape rarely seen in poetry.
Oliver Welden (Santiago, Chile, 1946) is the author of Anhista and of Perro del Amor/Love Hound which obtained the 1968 Luis Tello National Poetry Award of the Society of Chilean Writers; and of F bulas Ocultas/Hidden Fables. He was Editor of the Chilean poetry journal Tebaida. His unpublished titles include Oscura Palabra/Dark Word, Coraz¢n de la Sangre/Heart of the Blood, Testimonio del Escriba/Testimony of the Scribe, and Poemas de Eugenia/Eugenia's Poems.Author City: USA