The Complete Perfectionist

The Complete Perfectionist

A Poetics of Work

Paperback - 2011
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Few have written more memorably about the work of poetry and the poetics of work than Juan Ram#65533;n Jim#65533;nez, winner of a Nobel Prize and discerning teacher of an entire generation of Spanish poets. In this series of aphorisms, Jim#65533;nez brings together the elements of perfect work, both in writing and in other realms. Among these elements--the wellsprings of any kind of creation--are instinct and inspiration, memory and forgetting, silence and noise, love and regret.

A treasure for poets and writers, The Complete Perfectionist includes helpful commentary by noted translator Christopher Maurer and shows perfection as a process of "becoming" rather than an end product. In these insightful pages, a poet haunted by perfection reveals his methods of writing and revision, and measures the social and ethical dimensions of el trabajo gustoso , or pleasurable work. This revised and expanded edition includes many aphorisms recently published in Spanish and not previously included.
Publisher: Chicago : Swan Isle Press, 2011.
Edition: 1st paperback ed. New and rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780983322009
Characteristics: 161 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Maurer, Christopher


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