30 nov. 2006

The Spanish poet who I consider the best alive, Antonio Gamoneda, has just received the Premio Cervantes. (It's like the Nobel prize for writing in the Spanish language; they usually give it to a Latin American and a Spanish writer in alternating years.)

I was the first to write about Gamoneda in English, in my 1994 book The Poetics of Self-Consciousness. So evidently I knew something then, intuited it almost, because he was not all that well known at that point.

2 comentarios:

GJPW dijo...

What would you recommend by him?


Jonathan dijo...

Libro del frío and Descripción de la mentira to start with.