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Metamorphic Imagination in Antonio Machado's 'El poeta'

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The reference to the mythological sea god Glaucus at the beginning of Antonio Machado's 'El poeta' conjures up the protean quality of his poetic vision. Water carries a constant transformative element into Machado's poetry and its imagery prompts some of the most lyrical passages of his work. Whilst this aspect has generally been interpreted in connection with the theme of time, water imagery is also related to a worldview dominated by a sense of indeterminacy and fluidity which has its ultim...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - Spanish
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Author
Publisher:
Maney Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Hispanic Research Journal Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
291-307
Publication date:
2010-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-820X
ISSN:
1468-2737
URN:
uuid:437e9fae-75ee-4fc5-bb1b-8747a40b62ec
Local pid:
ora:4267

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