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La subversión de los géneros: poesía épica femenina en Centroamérica

Abstract : For many decades, a group of authors have devoted themselves to epic tonality poetic texts construction in Central America. Some of these texts have a "classic" character, as can be the Ernesto Cardenal's compositions - particularly his famous poem Hora 0 (1957-1959), or later El Estrecho Dudoso (1966) or Canto Nacional (1972). In this relatively large production that rewrites and reinterprets historical episodes and builds a « new heroism », women writers have played a fundamental role. In this way, it worth recalling the work of Claribel Alegría (El Salvador-Nicaragua, 1924) especially her book Luisa en el país de la realidad (1997), which is inscribed at the crossroads between testimony, poetry, story and autobiographical novel. The purpose of this paper is to study the forms that the epic writings have been acquiring from some Central American poets work, forms that subvert literary and social schemes, proposing a new vision of the heroism. This study will rely essentially on Claribel Alegría and Amanda Castro (Honduras, 1962-2010) literary work.
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Dante Barrientos Tecun. La subversión de los géneros: poesía épica femenina en Centroamérica. Revista Epicas, CIMEEP/UFS, 2017, De l'héroïne mythique à l'héroïne en haillons. Métamorphoses du genre épique dans l'écriture des femmes des Amériques et de l'aire ibérique, Ano 1 (Numéro especial 1), pp.1-12. ⟨hal-01792327⟩



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