Mirror, Mirror on the Page: Identity and Subjectivity in Spanish Women's Poetry (1975-2000)

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"Spanish poetry written by women began to flourish in the years following the death of Francisco Franco in 1975 and continued well through the next two decades. Mirror, Mirror on the Page proffers an in-depth investigation of works by eight poets to demonstrate the function of the page as mirror." Some of the works chosen for analysis are "canonical" texts in twentieth-century Spanish poetry, whereas others are less well known and less widely distributed in the lyric context. All exemplify different tendencies synchronically while tracing a
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Overview

"Spanish poetry written by women began to flourish in the years following the death of Francisco Franco in 1975 and continued well through the next two decades. Mirror, Mirror on the Page proffers an in-depth investigation of works by eight poets to demonstrate the function of the page as mirror." Some of the works chosen for analysis are "canonical" texts in twentieth-century Spanish poetry, whereas others are less well known and less widely distributed in the lyric context. All exemplify different tendencies synchronically while tracing a diachronic shift in emphasis as women's position in democratic Spain has evolved and grown.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780934223843
  • Publisher: Lehigh University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Michael Mudrovic is associate professor of Spanish at Skidmore College.

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Page as Mirror 13

1 The Ekphrastic Mirror: Maria Victoria Atencia's Marta & Maria 35

2 Playing Dress-Up in Funhouse Mirrors: Ana Rossetti's Los devaneos de Erato 64

3 The Shattered Mirror: Grief, Madness, and Identity in Blanca Andreu's De una nina de provincias 99

4 The Female Eunuch: Luisa Castro's Los versos del eunuco 140

5 The Mirror as Male Gaze: Almudena Guzman's Usted 197

6 The Abandoned Woman: Margarita Merino's Baladas del abismo 230

7 Double-Voicing, Double-Vision: Amalia Bautista's Carcel de amor 266

8 The Two-Way Mirror: Maite Perez Larumbe's Mi nombre verdadero 298

Conclusion: Toward Future Studies 328

Notes 335

Bibliography 372

Index 383

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