Modern Spanish American Poetry

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SPAN 4415  Modern Spanish-American Poetry

The language of poetry is the language of life. Like other types of literature and art, poetry is equipment for living. In this class we will read and discuss different ways in which some of the best and best-known modern Spanish American poets have engaged life, and more concretely their (and our) lives, through their poems. Writers to be discussed may include Delmira Agustini, Alfonsina Storni, Gabriela Mistral, César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Dulce María Loynaz, Heberto Padilla, Alejandra Pizarnik, Nicanor Parra and José Kozer. Lema del curso: “La poesía es como el pan; debe ser compartida por todos” (Pablo Neruda)

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