Description - Memory of the Fire by Justo Jorge Padron
Justo Jorge Padron is one of Spain's leading poets. Born in Las Palmas, Grand Canary Island, in 1943, he is among the most representative poets of the Spanish Generation of the 1970s. The brilliance of his metaphorical imagination provides the Spanish lyric tradition with an incisive, renovating power. Louis Bourne offers here a wide selection from Padron's thirteen Spanish volumes since 1989 and since his last English collection, "On the Cutting Edge" (1988).
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Author Biography - Justo Jorge Padron
Justo Jorge Padron studied law and liberal arts at the University of Barcelona. Since 1974, when he gave up work as a lawyer, he has devoted himself full-time to literature, winning numerous awards for his poetry. He lives in Madrid and also spends time in Las Palmas and his wife's homeland of Macedonia. Louis Bourne was born in Virginia, USA in 1942. He did his doctorate in Spanish at New York University, lived for thirty-one years in Madrid and now teaches Spanish and world literature at Georgia College & State University. His other translations include works by Vicente Aleixandre, Maria Victoria Atencia and S. de la Nuez's anthology 'Contemporary Poetry from the Canary Islands' (1992).