The Mexican poet Javier Gutiérrez Lozano moved to Belgrade in an attempt to get to know the Balkans. Before his eyes there was revealed a people wounded by war, but at the same time passionate about life, and witha tireless faith in love. Through this book passes therecent history of a country that was once the heart of Europe, Yugoslavia, and the way in which the relentless paths of its nations make suffering a necessary recoursefor closeness.
These poems by Javier Gutiérrez are a daunting example of the way in which suffering makes all of us equal and how poetry —far from being only song— is capable of revealing itself in order to bear witness to the greates ttragedies of humanity. The bold decision to bring Sarajevo and Belgrade together through poetry, far from being a chimera, turns our...In stock