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Dr. Eduardo Espina

Alberto Moreiras

Dr. Eduardo Espina

Eduardo Espina (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis) has published the following books of poetry: Valores Personales (Buenos Aires: La máquina de escribir, 1982), La caza nupcial (Buenos Aires: Ultimo Reino, 1993; Xalapa: Universidad Veracruzana: 1997, 2a. edición), El oro y la liviandad del brillo (México DF: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, 1994), Coto de casa (Xalapa: Graffiti, 1995), Lee un poco más despacio (Nueva York: Urbis, 1999), Mínimo de mundo visible (Guadalajara: filodecaballos, 2003), and El cutis patrio (México DF: Aldus, 2006). He is also the author of the books of essays: El disfraz de la modernidad (México DF: Universidad del Estado de México, 1992), Las ruinas de lo imaginario (Montevideo: Graffiti, 1996), and La condición Milli Vanilli. Ensayos de dos siglos, and Historia Universal del Uruguay, both published by Editorial Planeta in 2003 and 2008 respectively.

He has won the Premio Nacional de Ensayo of Uruguay twice for the books Las ruinas de lo imaginario, (1996) and Un plan de indicios (2000). In 1998, he received the Premio Municipal de Poesía for the yet to be published Deslenguaje. Doctoral theses have been written about his poetic works, and extensive academic articles have been published in prestigious academic journals such as Revista Iberoamericana and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. In Chile, Red Internacional del Libro recently published the book Configuración sintáctica: poesía del deslenguaje, a comprehensive study of Espina's poetry by Spanish linguist Enrique Mallén, who is also the author of the book recently published: Poesía del lenguaje: de T.S. Eliot a Eduardo Espina.

Espina's poetry is studied in universities in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, and his poems have been translated into English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German and Croatian. He is included in the Encyclopedia Britannica and in more than 20 anthologies of Latin American poetry, Medusario, published by the Fondo de Cultura Económica being among them. In the United States, where he has resided since 1980, Espina is co-editor of Hispanic Poetry Review, the only journal in the world that is dedicated exclusively to the criticism and review of poetry written in Spanish.

 

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