The Poetry of Luis Cernuda

August 1999
192 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855660632
Format: Hardback
Tamesis Books
BISAC LIT014000, LIT004280

The Poetry of Luis Cernuda

Order in a World of Chaos

Neil C. McKinlay

A study of the work of the Spanish poet Luis Cernuda (1902-1963).
The works of the twentieth-century Spanish poet Luis Cernuda (1902-1963) are characterised by their fragmentary and disunified nature, with a wide range of complexities and contradictions. Concentrating on the well-known La realidad y el deseo, Dr McKinlay considers the poems from the perspective of the widespread loss of faith in God, exploring the tension between Cernuda's perception of chaos and desire for order, which co-exist in dialectical opposition.
NEIL C. MCKINLAY is college lecturer in Spanish at New College, Oxford.


To be welcomed... engaging monograph. Will be useful to students of all levels... A close reading of the text with a whole school of critics - Harruis, Bruton and Silver in particular - which provides an insightful overview of the verse as a whole. JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN STUDIES Stimulating argument and insightful close reading... to be recommended to all serious studiens of 20th-century Spanish poetry. MLR

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