Title, Cancionero sin nombre. Author, Nicanor Parra. Publisher, Nascimento, Length, 87 pages. Export Citation, BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. Nicanor Parra’s first book, Cancionero sin nombre (), was heavily influenced by Federico García Lorca’s style. The sounds and rhythms of. Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval (5 September – 23 January ) was a Chilean poet, Cancionero sin nombre (Songbook without a Name),

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Parra was born in the south of Chile years ago and became one of the most vital voices in Spanish-language literature.

Parra was also a mathematician and a physicist. He let the flies in. But that was later. Soon, Parra canncionero that Lorcaesque music, feeling constrained by it.

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He continued a process of experimentation: Everything seemed to collide in the writing of Poemas y Antipoemas Poems and Antipoems, the book that let the flies in. Neruda, at that point, was the sacred father figure of Spanish letters.

In Canto General, he was trying to ccancionero with traditional poetic metrics and getting closer to prose. At the same time, he wanted to write using a simpler language. In this, Neruda and Parra walked on opposite sides. One could say that Parra strolled on the sunny one. Even though Neruda tried to write in a simpler key, his Canto was bombastic.


Lord of Flies: Remembering Nicanor Parra – Words Without Borders

Parra just wanted to be Parra and talk to the guys los muchachos. Parra brought ugliness, the dust and the shoes, to poetry. So his words were ordinary ones; and his scenarios, his subjects, were the ones you find on street corners, in parks, among dirty sheets, in the small coves of everyday life. In it, Parra warns the reader and says that he would not answer for the discomfort caused by his writing. Even though the word may be absent—I did not do a fact-check—pain is present throughout his work.

It hovers in between the jokes, the street talk, the countryside conversation. And the discomfort as well.

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Especially for those who think that poetry is just for big themes, big words. Parra got bored with all that grandiosity.

The irony is that Parra has become a sacred cow as well, but we can always think of him as the cow that ran away nicanorr its farm to live with the wild bison in the Polish forest. The cow walking the wild side. They felt that that her music was not fit for a sacred place.


Then came the cuecasthe dancing, the poetry, the street. Nicanor Parra let the flies in. By Soledad Marambio Nicanor Parra.

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