CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia

Title

Along the Way: Love, Life and Death in the Poetry of Claribel Alegría

Event Location / Date(s)

Panama City, Panama / July 8-11, 2014

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Presentation Date

7-8-2014

Conference Name / Publication Title

96th AATSP Conference

Description

Though much of her literature centers on Central America’s brutal history, in her poetry collections, Saudade and Soltando amarras, Claribel Alegría (Nicaragua, 1924) offers readers an intimate look at love, life and death. These works reveal a mature poetic voice that looks back at life’s joys and losses and conveys a vivid awareness of one’s future mortality. Alegría reworks classical and religious figures to reflect upon the notion of life as a journey during which writing becomes indispensable.

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Conference website: http://www.aatsp.org/?page=2014conference

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