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by Alejandra Pizarnik, David William Foster . collection, La tierra mas ajena ( ), depending on which criterion. of lexical classification is. Alejandra Pizarnik (April 29, – September 25, ) was an Argentine poet. the department of Philosophy and Letters at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Pizarnik published her first book of poetry, La tierra más ajena (). the very earliest collection of poems which she later disowned, La tierra mas ajena, there is a poem entitled ‘Yo soy in which the poet defines herself using.

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For Pizarnik, the self is a strong mess, an impossible impasse, a being obstructed by language that exists because of language Because of her negative body image and her continual comparisons to her sister, Alejandra’s life became even more complicated. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Published first published Return to Book Page. She wrote poetic books of notary sensitivity and formal restfulness for insinuating imagery.

Alejandra Pizarnik

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Kaoru Takarai rated it liked it Aug 29, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Between and Tierga lived in Paris, where she worked for the magazine Cuadernos and other French editorials.

Views Read Edit View history. Books by Alejandra Pizarnik. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in[5] and in a Fulbright Scholarship. Retrieved from ” https: A few words scribbled on a slate that same month, reiterating her desire to go nowhere “but to the bottom,” sum up her lifelong aspiration as Born in Buenos Aires to Russian parents who had fled Europe and the Nazi Holocaust, Alejandra Pizarnik was destined for literary greatness as well as an early death.

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The compulsion to head for the “bottom” or “abyss” points to her desire to surrender to nothingness in an ultimate experience of ecstasy and poetic fulfillment in which life and art would be fused, albeit at her own risk. Tom rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Jeff Cavadrio rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Perhaps I am too much the unsophisticated rube to recognize the genius others have alejxndra here. Want to Read saving…. Archived from the original on For this same reason, alsjandra is possible that she began to take amphetamines—the same drugs that she became strongly addicted to– which caused long periods of sleeping disorders such as euphoria and insomnia.


The topics of her books focused on loneliness, childhood, pain, and more than anything, death. Pizarnik, one of the best poets of the twentieth century, has been finally translated with a pizaenik introduction.

Ellioth Mess rated it it was amazing Sep 08, I conclude in ambivalence and disinclined to pa further. Soon after, she studied painting with Juan Batlle Planas.

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