America, My Brother, My Blood
A Latin American song of suffering and resistance
Poetry by Pablo Neruda and art by Oswaldo Guayasamín
Edited by Alexandra Keeble and Rachel Kirby
Uniting Neruda's Canto General with Guayasamín's breathtaking paintings, this is a visionary song to Latin America
[A booklet of this title can be downloaded here]
The work of two great masters is combined to make an impassioned plea for the dignity and sovereignty of Latin America. Here Pablo Neruda's incisive political words from Canto General accompany the transcendent art of indigenous Ecuadorean painter Oswaldo Guayasamín. As firm friends and huge admirers of each other's work, these two brilliant Latin American artists create a compelling portrait of a continent in struggle.
Included here are some of Guayasamín's many portraits of Neruda, and bilingual text of Neruda's poetry.
Of Guayasamín's work, Neruda warned: "Think before approaching his painting because it will not be easy to withdraw."
This book is the product of a historic collaboration between the Guayasamín Foundation, the Pablo Neruda Foundation and Ocean Press.
Contains 96 full-color plates.
Oswaldo Guayasamín is one of Latin America's most important artists, and is considered by many to be Diego Rivera's successor.
Pablo Neruda was born in Chile and is Latin America's best-loved poet.
This new edition is CLOTH (not paper) and has a NEW PRICE (US$44.95)