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Con las debidas licencias / With Leave and License

Poemas / Poems

’Con las debidas licencias’ is the Spanish version of ’imprimatur’ or ’nihil obstat,’ the Latin used for books published under Catholic censorship. In Spanish, the title plays with the semiotic richness of the word ’license,’ meaning ’liberty of action conceded’ and ’abuse of freedom.’ The poems of With Leave and License strike the imagination with tenderness and nostalgia, powerful in this intelligent vision of life considered as an irreversible journey.

79 pages | 5 3/4 x 9 | © 2000


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Table of Contents

Frequency of the phoenix
Homage to Algernon Charles Swinburne
Air temperature at the foot of the Tibidabo
Minor obsessions
Summer in Ampurdan
Parallel lines never meet
six fatur lacrimans
On the way to Madrid. The werewolf
Wings of desire
Written on the side of the road
Childhood bric-a-brac, 1
Childhood bric-a-brac, 2
Without license, 1
Without license, 2
Without license, 3
Nastaggio degli Onesti less cruel, maybe
Variations on a single theme. Oboe
Poepop, 1
Poepop, 2
Poepop, 3
Bolivian hanging
New York again
Evening with a cry
Train, trains

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