‘Spain, Take This Chalice from Me and Other Poems’

Spain, Take This Chalice from Me and Other PoemsSpain, Take This Chalice from Me and Other Poems by César Vallejo

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Recommended, if you like this sort of thing. (Who cares if he’s a commie?)

Do not ask me why I like these Latin American writers. But I do, Borges and Neruda and many others. Vallejo is the most interesting so far, brooding and weird:

I will die in Paris with the heavy rains on a day already I recall. I will die in Paris — and I don’t turn away — perhaps a Thursday, like today, in fall.

And he did, you know. Not on a Thursday (it was Friday), and not in the fall. But it was in Paris and it was raining, so they say.

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