Lápidas / Gravestones

Poetry , 1986

Ed. Abada

Gamoneda has now become one of the most respected voices in Spain. With their dark surrealism, these poems, immediate and haunting, depict moments of pain and loss with striking clarity. Gravestones captures the bitter emotions of Franco-era Spain and the fortitude of the Spanish people in their struggle. 

“Language transparent and yet complex...One should be glad for Gamoneda’s belated recognition and simply shrug one’s shoulders over the timing, since that seems to be the lot of great poets.”—José Kozer 

“We have no other poetry among us so thoroughly cold yet so conscious of suffering” —Carlos Piera