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“Woman as a Savior who Deceives, as Presented in Selected Poetry by Blas De Otero (1916- 1979)”

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Schroff, Alysa
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Mellizo, Carlos
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University of Wyoming
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2009-05-18

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Blas de Otero was a Spanish poet from the city of Bilbao whose poetic publications date from the early 1940’s until shortly before his death in 1979. A principal theme throughout his work is the relentless quest for social solidarity and existential sustenance. In a collection of poetry titled Ángel fieramente humano (Angel fiercely human) published in 1950, Otero presents a series of poems in which the poetic voice is portrayed as deeply perplexed by the precarious human condition. In my paper, I take a feminist viewpoint in regards to the poet’s attempt to reach existential enlightenment by means of other beings not himself: God and Woman. I take into special consideration the position of Woman as a potential vessel through which such answers of existentialism may be attained– and the misogyny that results when the poet fails to find satisfactory consolation in her embrace. I will analyze three specific poems: “Cuerpo de mujer”, “Sumida sed” and “En un charco”, and will comment on “Canto primero”, whose decisive tone not only rejects Woman as a provider of solace, but also (due to the sexist nature of the Spanish language) as a member of humanity as a whole.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Blas de Otero

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Spanish poetry

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feminist existentialism

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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