Chronicle of My Worst Years
Tino Villanueva Northwestern University Press, 1994 Library of Congress PQ7079.2.V47C47 1994 | Dewey Decimal 861
As a Chicano writer working in Spanish, Tino Villanueva explores experience in the tongue that was the first European language spoken in and around his Texas homeland. Villanueva voices complex and compelling historical, literary, and cultural questions as impassioned personal utterances, investing this collection with intimacy and seriousness. His eloquent, elegant work portrays American realities absent from mainstream poetry.
Oscar Hahn has been hailed by postmodernist master Enrique Lihn as "the premier poet of his generation." Pablo Neruda has praised Hahn's "great originality and intensity," and Mario Vargas Llosa has called Hahn's work "magnificent and truly original. . . . the most personal I've read in the poetry of our language in a long time." Stolen Verses and Other Poems, translated by Poet Laureate of Texas James Hoggard, affirms Hahn's reputation as a master of his craft.