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Book review: 'The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry'

Book review: 'The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry'

The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry

An Anthology

Edited by Ilan Stavans

Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 729 pp., $50

Here's the answer to a hypothetical "Jeopardy" query: "Who are Pablo Neruda and, um…?"

And now, the question: "Which modern Latin American poets could an average U.S. reader likely name without using Google?" No fair if you're counting Ricky Martin, by the way.

Until fairly recently, that would've been my own blushing response. For five years I lived in Mexico City and worked in an office near a beautiful, leafy street named for Rubén Darío, the great Nicaraguan...

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