Pyrotechnics: A Spineless Essay of Ultraist Literature
Hilda Mundy, Translated by Jessica Sequeira
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About Pyrotechnics: A Spineless Essay of Ultraist LiteratureIn Pyrotechnics: A spineless essay of Ultraist literature (1936), over the course of seventy prose poems, inspired by everything from magazine pop culture to high art, Mundy captures the noise of the metropolis, the effects of transformations in technology, the changes in sensibility and behavior she sees in her contemporaries, and the new professional aspirations of women.
About Hilda Mundy
Hilda Mundy (1912-1982) is the pseudonym of Laura Villanueva Rocabado, an avant-garde Bolivian writer who published just one book in her life, when she was twenty-four years old -- Pyrotechnics: A spineless essay on Ultraist literature (1936). In addition to Pyrotechnics, Mundy published a great deal of journalistic poetry, occasionally under pseudonyms, such as her personal impressions of the War of the Chaco -- but never another book.
Jessica Sequeira is a writer and translator from Spanish and French. This year she has out a collection of stories (Rhombus and Oval, What Books) and a translation (Liliana Colanzi's Our Dead World, Dalkey Archive).