Modern Argentine Poetry

Displacement, Exile, Migration

Ben Bollig

Ben Bollig

Distributed for University of Wales Press

248 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2011
Cloth $150.00 ISBN: 9780708323557 Published November 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Poetry is often perceived as the least directly political of genres, yet political and other forms of exile have impinged on the lives of poets as much as on any other group, especially in Argentina. Throughout Argentina’s history, authors and important political figures have been forced to live and write in exile, making exile is both a vital theme and a practical condition for Argentine letters. This study is the first to focus on the link between exile and poetry in Argentina since the 1950s and covers such poets as Alejandra Pizarnik, Juan Gelman, Osvaldo Lamborghini, and Néstor Perlongher.

Contents
Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Exile and Argentine Poetry

1. On Exile and Not-Belonging in the Work of Alejandra Pizarnik
2. Towards a Montonero Poetics? Or, The Melancholy Exile of Juan Gelman?
3. Exile and Cynicism in the Verse of Osvaldo Lamborghini
4. Néstor Perlongher: Sexual Exile, Migration and Nomadism
5. Cristian Aliaga: Internal Exile and Cultural Activism in Contemporary Patagonia
6. Migration and Cultural Activism in the Poetry of Washington Cucurto

Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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