Breaking New Ground: The Transgressive Poetics of Claudio Rodriguez

Breaking New Ground: The Transgressive Poetics of Claudio Rodriguez

by Monte S. Finkelstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0934223521

ISBN-13: 9780934223522

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

A member of the Real Academia de la Lengua Espanola, Claudio Rodriguez (b. Zamora, northwestern Castile, Spain, 1934) has attained a preeminent status in the rich tradition of Spanish poetry. He has achieved this renown on the basis of five collections of poetry.. "Each of these works is meticulously structured around a two-poem section that gives each its unique…  See more details below

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A member of the Real Academia de la Lengua Espanola, Claudio Rodriguez (b. Zamora, northwestern Castile, Spain, 1934) has attained a preeminent status in the rich tradition of Spanish poetry. He has achieved this renown on the basis of five collections of poetry.. "Each of these works is meticulously structured around a two-poem section that gives each its unique configuration and character. Yet, at the same time, each poem maintains its individual independence and singular integrity.. "In Breaking New Ground, W. Michael Mudrovic presents a comprehensive reading and detailed analysis of Rodriguez's work to date, including Casi una leyenda.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780934223522
Publisher:
Lehigh University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
584
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments9
Introduction13
1Defining the Self through Language: The Poet as Adam in Don de la ebriedad (1953)37
2Tradition and the Ironic Talent in Conjuros (1958)95
3The Gaze, the Other, and the (Re)Constitution of the Self: The Poet's Coming of Age in Alianza y condena (1965)152
4Presence and Absence, Wound and Suture, Elegy and Quest: The Crisis of Identity in El vuelo de la celebracion (1976)257
5Prometheus Double-Bound: The Role of the Poet in Contemporary Life in Casi una leyenda (1991)333
Conclusion and Prologue: The Poet-Artist as Dasein419
Notes431
Bibliography558
Index573

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