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Homenaje/Tribute a Jorge Santiago Perednik with Molly Weigel, Ernesto Livon Grosman, Charles Bernstein, James Sherry, Lila Zemborain.
Sábado 12 de mayo, 6:30pm
Saturday, May 12th, 6:30pm
Homenaje a Jorge Santiago Perednik (Arg, 1952-2011) y presentación de la edición bilingüe de El shock de los Lenders (Action Books), prólogo e introducción de Molly Weigel.
Lecturas de: Molly Weigel, Ernesto Livon Grosman, Charles Bernstein, James Sherry, Lila Zemborain.
Presentación de video.
"Is it ‘shocking’ that Sergio and Pablo Shoklender, two teenage sons of privilege in 80’s Argentina, should murder their parents, stuff them in a car trunk, and ride off in different directions on horseback? Or is it consistent with the violence with which capitalism and privilege direct and protect themselves, through oppression, theft and the dirtiest of wars? As the late Argentine poet Jorge Santiago Perednik has written, “Terror settles in people and affects them in unforeseen ways; in the case of Argentine poets, whatever they wrote about, even if they didn’t intend to, they wrote about terror.” His long poem, The Shock of the Lenders, is a tour de force in the truest sense of that term, going blow for blow, spectacle for spectacle with the implacable, immoral Power that maimed and split society during Argentina’s Dirty War and continues to make and split the world today. Perednik meets language at the end of its tether and makes it speak the unspeakable.
Molly Weigel's translation is a vivid, capacious response to the stubbornness and complexity of Perednik's Spanish. This landmark poem appears here alongside other works by Perednik, with a comprehensive, insightful translator's introduction."
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