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Spanish Contemporary Poetry : An Anthology - Diana Cullell

Spanish Contemporary Poetry

An Anthology

By: Diana Cullell (Editor)

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This anthology is a bold demonstration of the strength of contemporary Spanish culture. It presents a selection of Spanish peninsular poetry from the 1970s to the present day, and is the first work to make poetry of this period available to students of Hispanic literature in the Anglophone world. It includes an introductory study in English of the most relevant poetic trends and groups, and provides guided close readings of each poem, as well as lists of key rhetorical terms, a selected vocabulary and Temas de debate y discussion.

The poems by twenty-two different authors are divided into two main sections, with the first part dealing with poetry written in the twenty or so years that followed the transition to democracy in Spain. It covers topics such as the emergence women writers in the 1980s, and the Spanish poetic field of the 1990s. The second part considers the poetry written and published in Spain during the last two decades, with a particular focus on works produced around the turn of the millennium, and also includes some of the youngest voices in Spanish poetry which have only emerged in the last few years and are still evolving.

Spanish contemporary poetry is an invaluable tool for English-speaking students which will enable them to strengthen and deepen their knowledge of the Spanish language, society and culture, and will familiarise them with the context from which this poetry emerges.

Introduction Part I 1. The novisimos and the cultural transition 2. Luis Antonio de Villena, 'El ciruelo blanco y el ciruelo rojo' 3. Luis Alberto de Cuenca, 'Pasion, muerte y resurreccion de Propercio de Asis' 4. Leopoldo Maria Panero, 'Condesa Morfina' 5. Anibal Nunez, '(Sobre el placer reciproco)' 6. The power of poetry written by women 7. Ana Rossetti, 'Chico Wrangler' 8. Julia Otxoa, 'Como me dueles mujer' 9. Almudena Guzman, 'Presos los dos' 10. Juana Castro, 'Penelope' 11. Poetry of experience and poetry of difference 12. Luis Garcia Montero, 'Merece la pena (un jueves telefonico)' 13. Felipe Benitez Reyes, 'El final de la fiesta' 14. Carlos Marzal, 'Domingos bajo las sabana' 15. Maria Antonia Ortega, 'Herida de muerte' Part II 16. The turn of a new millennium 17. Lorenzo Olivan, 'Corriente abajo' and 'En el centro de este ambito' 18. Leopoldo Alas, 'El extrano que vino de lejos' and 'Espectros de una vida que se agota' 19. Ada Salas, 'No limpian las palabras' and 'Tiendo mi cuerpo aqui' 20. Ana Merino, 'Las cosas verdaderas' and 'Piedra, papel, tijera' 21. Angel Paniagua, 'Palindoia del miedo y sus figuras' and 'Brideshead Revisited' 22. Young voices and new expressions 23. Oscar Martin Centeno, 'Somos' and 'Partida de billar' 24. Carlos Pardo, 'Un dos piezas' and 'Un Oasis: El-Habla' 25. Oscar Aguado, 'Hemos vuelto a recorrer' and 'El extranjero deja la ceniza en un poema' 26. Virginia Canto, 'Vi(d)as cruzadas' and 'Dia del espectador' 27. Vanesa Perez-Sauquillo, 'Esta manana supe' and 'Epilogo' 28. Temas de debate y discusion Bibliogrpahy Index

ISBN: 9780719090943
ISBN-10: 0719090946
Series: Hispanic Texts
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English , Spanish
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st July 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.45