Abstract: About Friendship. Una Reflexión sobre Rubén Darío y Rufino Blanco-Fombona. Those who were not aware of the deep friendship that flourished in Paris in the early twentieth century between Ruben Darío and Rufino Blanco-Fombona, ended up discrediting and defaming it. I should like to undertake this investigation on the basis of a thorough reflection on the philosophical meaning of friendship throughout history, from the Greeks to the present, as well as the themes of friendship in exile and friendship as related to tragedy, so as to thwart the advancement of the spurious idea regarding Blanco-Fombona’s and Darío’s friendship. I will ground my research on the scant surviving correspondence and Journals of the Venezuelan writer, some articles published in the newspaper El Sol, one of the subtitles of Modernism and modernist poets dedicated Ruben Darío, and, lastly, on the preface written by the Nicaraguan writer to Pequeña ópera lírica. My purpose is to show that a rash reaction to a banal fact must not destroy the depth of truthfulness as for decades some would have us believe.
Key words: Friendship – Rubén Darío – Rufino Blanco-Fombona
Abstract: The Trace of Furtive Words. An Approach to the Storybook «Grieta de fatiga» by Fabio Morábito. Fabio Morábito is a contemporary philosopher; his narrative material presents an elevated scriptural awareness in prose and poetry, when revealing the claim of a voice that structures both instances with a distinct style. Every story is confronted with a reflection of the poetic material, centered within a rhythm perceived as a harmonic game of the voices which surpass the ‘identity line’ of the mother tongue. Morábito, as a writer who masters Italian and Spanish, proves to us that it is the literary language which propitates the identifying traits that interest him, without demeaning the linguistic exclusivity; this privilege is evidenced en the meta-linguistic processes that form a part of the fables. The sum of fables in Grieta de fatiga, is a demonstration of the literary talent with which we wish to invite more readers.
Keywords: Morábito – Everyday – Meta-language – Perception – Focalization.
Abstract: «Between fiction and history: Destroying the Myth of the Liberal Government of Justo Rufino Barrios in the novel El sueño de los justos». The aim of this article is to analyze how Spanish-Guatemalan writer Francisco Pérez de Antón’s historic novel, El sueño de los justos (2008) questions and demystifies General Justo Rufino Barrios’ liberal government, as well as his political leadership. The article primarily focuses on how certain aspects of Barrios’ glorious and heroic memory have been inculcated in the average Guatemalan’s mind. Furthermore, the article explores how this ‘glorious and heroic memory’ is problematized throughout the novel by questioning the political actions of General Barrios, who during his administration justified and allowed extensive abuses on the indigenous population, committing human rights violations, and accepting the establishment of a corrupt system in Guatemala.
Key words: Historic novel – Memory – Demystifying – Indigenous exploitation – Human rights violations – Corruption.
Abstract: Ana Istarú: Volcanic Voice. Interview. In the context of a research grant about contemporary Latin American poetry written by women, awarded by the AUIP (Iberoamerican University Assotiation of Postgraduate), the Costa Rican poet, playwright, writer and actress Ana Istarú was interviewed. In the course of this conversation, Ana Istarú talks about the keys to her training and her precocity as a poet, as well as her most influential readings. She comments on her views on the political situation of her country and, in particular, on women’s social situation. In the poetic field, she describes the keys to her poetry, both at an erotic and socially committed level, that in her opinion are the same thing. Next, her career as a poet is reviewed through comments on her most important books, especially La estación de fiebre and Verbo madre.
Key words: Ana Istarú – Interview – Poetry – Feminism – Eroticism.
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