Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Book Launch: Roque Dalton, Looking for Trouble

Instituto Cervantes London 15-19 Devereux Court London WC2R 3JJ
Tuesday 18th October 2016 (18:00-20:00)
Free entry. RSVP required by means of registration link.
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Roque Dalton (1935 1975) is one of the best-known and best-loved poets of twentieth-century Latin America. An extraordinary poet of rebellion and humour, fierce militancy and painful tenderness, his work is still read alongside other guerrilla poets like Otto René Castillo, Javier Heraud, Ernesto Cardenal and Daisy Zamora. Although his poetry has been widely published in Cuba, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia and the US, Looking for Trouble is the first time his work has been published in the UK.

This bilingual edition presents Dalton's Spanish originals next to their exquisite translations by John Green and Michal Boncza.

After some introductory words of Elisabeth Hayek-Weinemann, Ambassador of El Salvador, Andy Croft, founder and director of Smokestack-books, the translator John Green and Eduardo Guevara, professor of the Spanish Department at the University of Nottingham will take floor to present the book and discuss about the author in English and Spanish

The session will be followed by a free wine reception.


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