Piedras Verdes en la Casa de la Noche and Green Stones in the House of Night are Spanish and English versions of the same poetry film by. A glimpse from the gutter: three poems by Alejandra Pizarnik poems from Pizarnik’s Árbol de Diana, Green Stones in the House of Night. Alejandra Pizarnik (April 29, – September 25, ) was an Argentine poet. Paz even wrote the prologue for her fourth poetry book, Árbol de Diana.

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Alejandra Pizarnik April 29, — September 25, was an Argentine poet.

She also had a marked habit of gaining weight. These contingencies seriously undermined her self-esteem.

Because of her negative body image and her continual comparisons to her sister, Alejandra’s life became even more complicated. For this same reason, it is possible that she began to take amphetamines—the same drugs that she became strongly addicted to– which caused long periods of sleeping disorders such as euphoria and insomnia.


Soon after, she studied painting with Juan Batlle Planas. She was a profound reader of many dignified authors during her lifetime.

Arbol de Diana.: Alejandra  – Pizarnik: : Books

From the novels read she delved into more literature with similar topics to learn from different points of view. Doing this sparked an interest early on for literature and also for the unconscious, which in turn gave her interest diaja psychoanalysis.

She wrote poetic books of notary sensitivity and formal restfulness for insinuating imagery. The topics of her books focused on doana, childhood, pain, and more than anything, death.

Between and Pizarnik lived in Paris, where she worked for the magazine Cuadernos and other French editorials. She also studied French religious history and literature at the Sorbonne.

She returned to Buenos Aires inand published her best-known books of poetry: She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in[5] and in a Fulbright Scholarship.

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Pizarnik ended her life on September 25,by taking an overdose of Secobarbital sodium [6] at the age of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Profile, by Alejandra Pizarnik.


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