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Selected Writings of César Vallejo
César Vallejo; Joseph Mulligan, ed.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Thanks and Acknowledgements
• Introduction
• Note on This Edition
• BOOK ONE, 1915-1919
from Romanticism in Castilian Poetry
• Introduction
• Critique of Romanticism
from The Black Heralds
• The Black Heralds
• The Spider
• The Poet to his Lover
• Dregs
• The Black Cup
• Imperial Nostalgias I–IV
• Ebony Leaves
• Autochthonous Tercet
• Huaco
• Dead Idyll
• Agape
• The Voice in the Mirror
• Our Bread
• The Miserable Supper
• The Eternal Dice
• Distant Footsteps
• To My Brother Miguel
• Januneid
• Epexegesis
Articles and Chronicles
• With Manuel González Prada
• With José María Eguren
• Abraham Valdelomar Has Died
Letters
• To Óscar Imaña, January 29, 1918
• To Óscar Imaña, August 2 1918
• To Manuel Natividad Vallejo, December 2, 1918
• Dedication in a copy of
The Black Heralds to friends in Trujillo, July 1919
• BOOK TWO, 1920–1923
from Trilce
• I. Who’s making all that racket
• II. Time time
• IV. Two carts grind our eardrums down
• VI. The suite that tomorrow I wore
• IX. I sdrive to dddeflect at a blow the blow
• X. Primary and final stone of groundless
• XIII. I think about your sex
• XVII. This 2 distills in a single batch
• XVIII. Oh the four walls of the cell
• XX. Flush with the beaten froth bulwarked
• XXIII. Estuous oven of those my sweet rolls
• XXV. Chess bishops upthrust to stick
• XXVIII. I’ve had lunch alone now
• XXX. Burn of the second
• XXXI. Hope between cotton bawls
• XXXVI. We struggle to thread ourselves through a needle’s eye
• XXXVIII. This crystal waits to be sipped
• XLII. Wait, all of you. Now I’m going to tell you
• XLIV. This piano journeys within
• XLV. I lose contact with the sea
• XLIX. Murmured in restlessness, I cross
• L. Cerberus four times
• LII. And we’ll get up when we feel
• LV. Samain would say
• LVI. Everyday I wake blindly
• LVII. The highest points craterized
• LVIII. In the cell, in what’s solid
• LXI. Tonight I get down from my horse
• LXIII. Dawn cracks raining
• LXV. Mother, tomorrow I am going to Santiago
• LXVIII. We’re at the Fourteenth of July
• LXX. Everyone smiles at the nonchalance
• LXXI. Coils the sun does in your cool hand
• LXXIII. Another ay has triumphed
• LXXV. You’re all dead
• LXXVII. It hails so hard, as if to remind me
from Scales
• Northwestern Wall
• Antarctic Wall
• East Wall
• Doublewide Wall
• Window Sill
• Beyond Life and Death
• Liberation
• Wax
from Savage Lore
• Chapter 1
• Chapter 2
• Chapter 3
Letters
• To
La Reforma, August 12, 1920
• To Óscar Imaña, October 26, 1920
• To Gastón Roger, December 1920
• To Óscar Imaña, February 12, 1921
• To Antenor Orrego, 1922
• To Óscar Imaña, July 1, 1922
• To Manuel Natividad Vallejo, June 16, 1923
• To Dr. Carlos C. Godoy, June 16, 1923
• To Víctor Clemente Vallejo, July 14, 1923
• To Carlos Raygada, September 15, 1923
Articles and Chronicles
• The Blue Bird
• La Rotonde
• Cooperation
• BOOK THREE, 1924–1928
Articles and Chronicles
• Spain at the International Exhibit in Paris
• Modern Man
• Between France and Spain
• The Need to Die
• The History of America
• The Assassin of Barrés
• The Poet and the Politician
• State of Spanish Literature
• Da Vinci’s Baptist
• In Defense of Life
• A Great Scientific Discovery
• Latest Scientific Discoveries
• The Idols of Contemporary Life
• Avant-garde Religions
• Against Professional Secrets
• The New Disciplines
• Life as a Match
• Artists Facing Politics
• Contribution to Film Studies
• Madness in Art
• The Passion of Charles Chaplin
• Invitation to Clarity
• Proletarian Literature
• Colonial Societies
• Psychology of the Diamond Specialists
• Literature Behind Closed Doors
• Vanguard and Rearguard
• Anniversary of Baudelaire
• The Masters of Cubism
• Tolstoy and the New Russia
from Art and Revolution
• Revolutionary Function of Thought
• The Work of Art and the Social Sphere
• Aesthetic and Machinism
• Universality of Verse for the Unity of Languages
• Poetry and Imposture
• Grammatical Rule
• My Self-Portrait in the Light of Historical Materialism
• Tell me How you Write and I’ll tell you What you Write
• Autopsy of Surrealism
• New Poetry
• The Image and its Syrtes
• The Mayakovsky Case
• Regarding Artistic Freedom
from Against Professional Secrets
• From Feuerbach to Marx
• Explanation of History
• The Death of Death
• The Motion Inherent in Matter
• Individual and Society
• Negations of Negations
• Reputation Theory
• Noise of a Great Criminal’s Footsteps
• Conflict between the Eyes and the Gaze
• Languidly His Liqueur
• Vocation of Death
from Toward the Reign of the Sciris
• 1. The Other Imperialism
• 2. The Seer
• 3. The Peace of Túpac Yupanqui
• 4. An Accident on the Job
• 5. Byzantium, West Longitude
from Moscow vs. Moscow
• The Final Judgment
• Death
from The River Flows between Two Shores
• Act I, Scene 1
• Act I, Scene II
• Act I, Scene III
Letters
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, May 14, 1924
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, May 26, 1924
• To Alcides Spelucín, July 1924
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, October 19, 1924
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, November 5, 1924
• To Juan Larrea, March 12, 1926
• To Ricardo Vegas García, May 15, 1926
• To Juan Larrea, July 26, 1926
• To Alcides Spelucín, September 14, 1926
• To José Carlos Mariátegui, December 10, 1926
• To Emilio Armaza, December 10, 1926
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, July 24, 1927
• To Luis Alberto Sánchez, August 18, 1927
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, September 12, 1927
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, October 19, 1927
• To Rafael Méndez Dorich, February 17, 1928
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, March 17, 1928
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, April 26, 1928
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, October 19, 1928
• To Pablo Abril de Vivero, December 27, 1928
Notebooks
• Entries from 1926-1928
• BOOK FOUR, 1929–1935
from Human Poems
• Good Sense
• I’m Going to Speak of Hope
• “No one lives in the house”
• Height & Hair
• Hat, Overcoat, Gloves
• Black Stone on a White Stone
• “And don’t say another word to me”
• “It was Sunday in the clear ears of my jackass”
• “Today I like life much less”
• Epistle to the Passersby
• The Hungry Man’s Rack
• “Considering coldly”
• “Idle on a stone”
• Paris, October, 1936
• “And if after so many words”
• Telluric and Magnetic
• “The miners came out of the mine”
from Reflections at the Foot of the Kremlin
8. Literature. A Meeting of Bolshevik Writers
• 9. The Day of a Stonemason
• 14. Film: Russia Inaugurates a New Era on the Silver Screen
from Russia Facing the Second Five-Year Plan
• What is the Workers’ Club?
• Workers Discuss Literature
• Art and Revolution
• The Mechanical Landscape
• Dialectics and Manual Labor
Articles and Chronicles
• The Lessons of Marxism
• The Youth of America in Europe
• Megalomania of a Continent
• The Economic Meaning of Traffic
• New Poetry from the United States
• Buried Alive
• From Warsaw to Moscow
• Mundial in Russia
• Mundial in Eastern Europe
• Three Cities in One
• Latest Theater News from Paris
• An Incan Chronicle
• The Incas, Revived
from Tungsten
• Chapter 1
Paco Yunque
from Brothers Colacho
• Act 1, Scene I
• Act 1, Scene II
Letters
• To Néstor P. Vallejo, October 27, 1929
• To José Carlos Mariátegui, October 17, 1929
• To Gerardo Diego, January 6, 1930
• To Gerardo Diego, January 27, 1932
• To Juan Larrea, January 29, 1932
Notebooks
• Entries from 1929-1935
• BOOK FIVE, 1936–1938
Articles and Chronicles
• Recent Discoveries in the Land of the Incas
• The Andes and Peru
• Man and God in Incan Sculpture
• The Great Cultural Lessons of the Spanish Civil War
• Popular Statements of the Spanish Civil War
• The Writer’s Responsibility
from Human Poems
• “Today I would like to be happy willingly”
• Poem to be Read and Sung
• “The tip of man”
• “My chest wants and does not want its color”
• “I stayed on to warm up the ink”
• “The peace, the wausp, the shoe heel, the slopes”
• “Confidence in glasses, not in the eye”
• “Alfonso: you are looking at me”
• “Chances are, I’m another”
• The Book of Nature
• “The anger that breaks the man into children”
• Intensity and Height
• Guitar
• The Nine Monsters
• “A man walks by with a baguette on his shoulder”
• The Soul that Suffered from being its Body
• “Let the millionaire walk naked, stark naked!”
• “The fact is the place where I put on”
• “In short, I have nothing with which”
• The Wretched
• Sermon on Death
from Spain, Take this Cup from Me
• I. Hymn to the Volunteers for the Republic
• III. “He used to write with his big finger in the air”
• IV. “The beggars fight for Spain”
• VIII. “Back here / Ramón Collar”
• X. Winter During the Battle for Teruel
• XII. Mass
• XV. Spain, Take this Cup from Me
from The Tired Stone
• Act 1, Scenes I–VI
• Act 1I, Scenes I–IV
Letters
• To Juan Luis Velásquez, June 13, 1936
• To Juan Larrea, October 28, 1936
• To Juan Larrea, January 22, 1937
• To Juan Larrea, June 11, 1937
• To Luis José de Orbegoso, March 15, 1938
Notebooks
• Final Dictation
• Notes and Commentaries
• Selected Bibliography

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