In Her Words: Critical Studies on Gloria Fuertes

In Her Words: Critical Studies on Gloria Fuertes

By: Margaret Helen Persin (author), Fajardo Fajardo (contributor), Makris Makris (contributor), Carys Evans-Corrales (contributor), Catherine G. Bellver (contributor), Brenda Cappuccio (contributor), Jasmina Arsova (contributor), Douglas K. Benson (contributor), Elena Castro (contributor), Mark Bajus (contributor)Hardback

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During her lifetime Gloria Fuertes achieved the status of a controversial cultural icon, both through her poetry for adults and through her poetry, recorded readings, and television programs for juveniles. This collection of lively essays, by authors who specialize in contemporary Spanish poetry, approaches the works of Gloria Fuertes from various theoretical and critical perspectives. In Her Words speaks to the inherent complexity of Gloria Fuertes' poetry, as manifested in its ultimate indeterminacy and undecidability, yet attests to this poet's abiding value as the voice of the marginalized-women, the poor, children, all the invisible members of society-who were silenced during the years of Spanish dictatorship under Franco.

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Margaret H. Persin is professor of Hispanic literature and culture at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.


1 Acknowledgments 2 Prologue Part 3 Part I: Identity Chapter 4 Portraits of the Poet in the Poetry of Gloria Fuertes Chapter 5 Gloria et al Chapter 6 Gloria Fuertes: Self-Portraits of a Fertile Spinster Chapter 7 Lesbian Identity: (Dis)appearing Act in the Poetry of Gloria Fuertes Chapter 8 Gerontological Poetics in Gloria Fuertes's Posthumanous Es dificil ser feliz una tarde Part 9 Part II. Discourse Chapter 10 Hearing Voices: Transtextuality and Heteroglossia in Gloria Fuertes's Mujer de verso en pecho Chapter 11 Community and the Privileging of Sound in the Poetry of Gloria Fuertes Chapter 12 Poetic Forms and Ideology in the Poetry of Gloria Fuertes Chapter 13 Gloria Fuertes's Counterhegemonic Dialogism: A Response to El Nacional Catolicismo Chapter 14 Gloria Fuertes's Vietnam War Poems: Revising the Elegiac Tradition Chapter 15 Transcending Boundaries: Gloria Fuertes's Poetry for Children and/or Adults Chapter 16 Toward an Ecofeminist Dialogics in the Poetry of Gloria Fuertes Chapter 17 Reflections on Gloria Fuertes: Ethics and Community 18 Gloria Fuertes: Select Bibliography 19 Works Cited 20 Notes on Contributors

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  • publication date: 29/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781611480146
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 485
  • ID: 9781611480146
  • weight: 676
  • ISBN10: 1611480140

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