Latin American Poetry: Origins and Presence by Gordon BrotherstonLatin American Poetry: Origins and Presence by Gordon Brotherston

Latin American Poetry: Origins and Presence

byGordon Brotherston

Paperback | November 28, 1975

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This study considers the ways Spanish American and Brazilian poets differ from their European counterparts by considering 'Latin American' as more than a perfunctory epithet. It sets the orthodox Latin tradition of the subcontinent against others that have survived or grown up after the conquest then pays attention to those poets who, from Independence, have striven to express a specifically American moral and geographical identity. Dr Brotherson focuses on Modernismo, or the 'coming of age' of poetry in Spanish America and Brazil, and the importance of the movements associated with it. He considers César Vallejo and Pablo Neruda, probably the greatest of the selection, Octavio Paz, and modern poets who have reacted differently to the idea that Latin America might now be thought to have not just a geographical but a nascent political identity of its own. Poems are liberally quoted, and treated as entities in their own right.
Title:Latin American Poetry: Origins and PresenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.55 inPublished:November 28, 1975Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521099447

ISBN - 13:9780521099448

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Vernacular American; Map of Latin America; 3. The great song of America; 4. Modernism and Rubén Darío; 5. Brazilian Modernism; 6. Precedent, self and communal self: Vallejo and Neruda; 7. The traditions of Octavio Paz; 8. Modern priorities; Notes; Bibliography; Index.