Early life[ edit ] Alejandra Pizarnik was born on April 29, , in Avellaneda , a city within the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area , Argentina , [1] to Jewish immigrant parents from Rowno now Ukraine. She also had a marked habit of gaining weight. These contingencies seriously undermined her self-esteem. For this same reason, it is possible that she began to take amphetamines—the same drugs that she became strongly addicted to--, which caused long periods of sleeping disorders such as euphoria and insomnia. She was an avid reader of fiction and poetry. Beginning with novels, she delved into more literature with similar topics to learn from different points of view.

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A review crying to be read, acknowledged. Escucho el canto de los enlutados sellar las hendiduras del silencio. Share your thoughts with other customers. She walked the streets, seeing and hearing them, loving what she witnessed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Refresh and try again. The effect is like a mirror facing another, its subject matter caught in between — the mise en abyme of the internal landscape, reflections unfolding into the infinite.

I posted some process notes there, too. From the novels read she delved into more literature with similar topics to learn from different points of view. Stunning selection of material which reminded And yet, we are ma And now here, in the present of this Galloping Hour. This review is absolutely gorgeous.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alejandra Pizarnik. If the soul should ask you if that is far from here, you should say, On the other side of the river, not this one, but the one over there.

Here I am, calling to myself with your voice. On March 11,without professional obligations or any real responsibilities, she embarked on the transatlantic Laenec.

Extracting the Stone of Madness: Some of the French texts, however, were not forgotten, as a diary entry dated June 2,attests: Recordar que debo quererlo mucho. When Alejandra committed suicide by overdosing on Seconal at the age of thirty-six, in her Buenos Aires apartment on Montevideo Street, she left to posterity one of the most unusual bodies of work in Latin American literature.

Apr 06, By this time, a surrealist poetic current had spread across the New World; in Argentina, it circulated among a second generation of avant-garde Francophile artists and poets, including the Spanish painter Juan Batlle Planas in whose atelier the young Alejandra Pizarnik briefly studied after dropping out of the University of Buenos Airesthe poet-painter Enrique Molina, and the poet Olga Orozco—all of whom were friends with Pizarnik by the late fifties.

Dixna me up for the newsletter! Great work as always, Florencia. She is a writer to consider. Be the first to ask a question about Extracting the Stone of Madness. View all 4 comments. Related Posts


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