The Life and Works of Luis Carlos López

The Life and Works of Luis Carlos López

148 pp., 6 x 9, appends., notes

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9183-4
    Published: January 1977

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Compiling the whole of the life and work of the Colombian postmodernist Luis Carlos López, this volume presents three previously unpublished poems and new fragments of the author’s epistolary. The treatment of López’s life compiles firsthand accounts of the poet from his brothers and acquaintances, offering a unique perspective that, without the work of Martha Bazik, would have been lost to the winds of time. In addition to its contributions in known primary source material, this volume offers an analysis of López’s poetic production, known for its ludic descriptions of Cartagena, its caricatures of the city’s inhabitants, and innovation on the sonnet style. Finally, it offers a comprehensive thematic and metric catalogue of the poet’s oeuvre, an invaluable resource for students of both the poet himself, and the poetic production of the first decades of the twentieth century in Colombia.