Modern Argentine Poetry

Exile, Displacement, Migration

Author(s): Ben Bollig

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism

Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • June 2011 · 272pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708323557
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783164691
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783164707
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708323564

About The Book

This book will be the first to focus specifically on the exile-poetry link in the case of Argentina since the 1950s. Throughout Argentina’s history, authors and important political figures have lived and written in exile. Thus exile is both a vital theme and a practical condition for Argentine letters, yet conversely, contemporary Argentina is a nation of immigrants from Europe and the rest of Latin America. Poetry is often perceived as the least directly political of genres, yet political and other forms of exile have impinged equally on the lives of poets as on any group. This study concentrates on writers who both regarded themselves as in some way exiled and who wrote about exile. This selection includes poets who are influential and recognised, but in general have not enjoyed the detailed study that they deserve: Alejandra Pizarnik, Juan Gelman, Osvaldo Lamborghini, Nestor Perlongher, Sergio Raimondi, Cristian Aliaga, and Washington Cucurto.


Chapter 1 Literary Exile: Alejandra Pizarnik Chapter 2 Political Exile: Juan Gelman Chapter 3 Cynic Exile: Osvaldo Lamborghini Chapter 4 Sexual Exile: Nestor Perlongher Chapter 5 Contemporary Exiles and Migrants: Sergio Raimondi, Washington Cucurto, Cristian Aliaga.

About the Author(s)

Ben Bollig

Dr Bollig is a Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Leeds University. He is author of Nestor Perlonger: The Poetic Search for an Argentine Marginal Voice (UWP, 2008).

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