Poetry and the Realm of the Public Intellectual: The Alternative Destinies of Gabriela Mistral, Cecilia Meireles, and Rosario Castellanos, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Poetry and the Realm of the Public Intellectual

The Alternative Destinies of Gabriela Mistral, Cecilia Meireles, and Rosario Castellanos, 1st Edition

By Karen Pena

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232 pages

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pub: 2007-12-01
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This book examines the relationship between poetry and the public sphere as it is addressed in the work of three of the most important Latin American women poets, namely Gabriela Mistral, Cecilia Meireles, and Rosario Castellanos, of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Poetics of Transfiguration: Projections of Self and Other in Gabriela Mistral’s Mexico 3. Lamentations from the Otherworld: Greek Myth and Sexuality in the Poetry of Gabriela Mistral 4. A Stranger to Myself: Poetic Explorations of the (Feminine) Self in Cecília Meireles 5. Tico-Tico Leaves Fuba: US–Brazilian Narratives and Social Poetic Critiques in Cecília Meireles (1940–1953) 6. Mothers and Counter-Myths in the Poetry of Rosario Castellanos: Dreams of Creative and Reproductive Choice 7. Caught in the Colloquial Cell: Infanticide, Matricide, and Logocide in the Poetry of Rosario Castellanos 8. Conclusion

Subject Categories

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General