My Country in an Ancient Map

MY COUNTRY IN AN ANCIENT MAP
by Eugenio Montejo

Egenio Montejo was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1938. He is the author of numerous books of poetry: Elegos (1967), Muerte y memoria (1972), Algunas palabras (1976), Terredad (1979), TrĂ³pico absoluto (1982), Alfabeto del mundo (1986), Adios al siglo XX (1992), El azul de la tierra (1997), Partitura de la cigarra (1999) and Tiempo Transfigurado (2001). He has also published two collections of essays: La ventana oblicua and El taller blanco. In 1998 Eugenio Montejo received Venezuela’s National Prize for Literature.