David Rosenmann-Taub: Poems and Commentaries

New Edition

By David Rosenmann-Taub

212 pp., 6 x 9, notes

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7082-9
    Published: July 2022
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-7083-6
    Published: July 2022
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-6400-0
    Published: July 2022

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David Rosenmann-Taub: Poems and Commentaries breaks with conventional norms. Until now, nobody has undertaken a commented anthology of the poems of Rosenmann-Taub except for the poet himself. In addition, although the Chilean poet has been publishing for seventy years, a broad understanding of his thematic preoccupations is still lacking. After formulating interpretative strategies to understand the poems, Kenneth Gorfkle developed his own approach to the expression and communication of that understanding: glosses that paraphrase the poems and thus express the totality of their substance. His selection of poems that illustrate the poet’s concerns give the reader a broad general vision of Rosenmann-Taub’s thought, as well. Comprised of forty-four poems, each with its own gloss, the book is a tour de force for enthusiasts of Rosenmann-Taub’s work, academics dedicated to poetry at all levels, and poetry lovers in general.


This revised edition represents a reformulation and refinement of the concepts of the commentaries in the first edition.

About the Author

Kenneth Gorfkle earned his PhD in Spanish Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. Gorfkle has studied Rosenmann-Taub’s poetry for many years. He published his first studies on the poet in 2008.
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“Through translations containing something of prose and paraphrase, and seemingly inspired by the methodology of Ricoeur, the author opens and elucidates the meaning of ... these poems.”--Jaime Concha, Profesor Emeritus de Literatura Hispanoameriana, Universidad de California, San Diego, EE.UU

“Rosenmann-Taub aspires to express, with his poetry, ‘knowledge in its most essential form,’ and Gorfkle seeks to lay bare this essentiality: to make it visible, to explain it.”--Eduardo Moga, Spanish poet, translator, scholar and critic