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Brazilian concretism in Chilean neo-avant-garde poetry

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This thesis illuminates poetic works by three Chilean experimental poets, Cecilia Vicuña (1947-), Juan Luis Martínez (1942-1993) and Rodrigo Lira (1949-1981) by showing how they develop and expand upon Brazilian concrete poetics (1950sonward). Brazilian concrete poetry, characteristically a-syntactic, and focusing on the word and poem as object, creatively and often playfully performs a critique of the ways in which we interact with language and literature. I argue that the Chilean recover...

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University of Oxford

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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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