Chax Press is delighted to announce its first book since returning to Tucson in late 2018, and its last book of 2018!
Poetry / Literature / Translation. $18 US
To order the book please visit the product page for The Hero.
Sanguinetti takes on the archetype of the hero from every angle—at times many simultaneously—and in a language itself heroic in its leaps and shifts and its inventive riffs that tap into ambient legend, with its steaming horses, epic journeys, and, of course, battle. Volatile style, startling content, super-charged tone—Cefola captures them all in her splendidly nuanced translation, a rare case in which nothing at all is lost, and the English language gains a powerful and beautiful book.
“[Le Héros] is at once a very contemporary epic, a mythology anchored [in] instantaneous, brief and mobile images found in short films, like a camera on the shoulder…..”
— Pascal Meunier
“[In Le Héros, let] the light of the text play, because there is a light, a kind of vibration; don’t try to capture it and break it up in the prism of analysis.”
— Florence Trocmé