U. Valencia
Libro ebook Epics of the Americas, William Allegrezza
Subtitle Whitman's Leave of Grass and Neruda's Canto General
Publisher: U. Valencia
Language: Inglés
Price in book ePub
: 5.8 (5.8)
ePub with Adobe DRM
Publishing year: 2018
Size: 0.46 Mb
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ISBN: 9788491342021
Whitman wanted to bolster the American democratic spirit by creating a democratic literature through his Leaves of Grass, he also wanted to create something epic, so he crafted a new form, the lyric-epic. Pablo Neruda wrote Canto general as a foundational text for communism in Latin America. In both books, these poets want to politicize the reader, Whitman for democracy and Neruda for communism, both of which have become foundational poets for their countries over time.
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