About the author: Dr. Gottlieb received her PhD in Spanish from Columbia University. She is currently Professor of Spanish at both Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Her other books include Las revistas modernistas de Francisco Villaespesa (Granada: Ediciones Anel, 1995); Nicanor Parra: Antes y Después de Jesucristo (Princeton: Linden Lane Press, 1993); El Burlador de Sevilla of Francisco Villaespesa (Seville: Editoriales Andaluzas Unidas, 1986); and No se termina nunca de nacer: La poesía de Nicanor Parra (Madrid: Playor, 1977).1997 0-7734-8673-9
This bilingual critical edition deals with the speeches by two major poets pitted against one another, one known as the poet, and the other as the antipoet, of Chile, each expounding upon and defending his own view of poetry while simultaneously attacking the other between the lines. Contains a critical introduction, English translations of both Parra's and Neruda's speeches, and the original speeches in Spanish.