Cristian Aliaga: Your Virtues Are Your Faults. Poetry Reading (Spanish and English)

A reading by Cristian Aliaga, one of Argentina's outstanding contemporary poets, given at St. John's College, Oxford, on 3 November, 2011. English translations are read by Ben Bollig, Lecturer in Spanish American Literature.

The Argentine poet Cristian Aliaga reads his poetry to an audience at St. John's College, Oxford, on 3 November 2011. Aliaga is one of Argentina's outstanding contemporary poets, with more than a dozen collections of poems to his name. His work has recently been published in a bilingual Spanish-English edition by Manchester Spanish and Portuguese Studies (New Series). The English translations were read by Ben Bollig, Fellow of St. Catherine's College and Lecturer in Spanish American Literature. Includes an introduction to Aliaga's poetry, with an extract from Robert Gibbons' poem, "Goya's Etching, 'Murio la verdad' (Truth has died)".

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