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Introduction

Vanessa Pérez Rosario

in Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038969
eISBN:
9780252096921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038969.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Julia de Burgos's poetry. With her imagery of waterways, routes, and pathways, Burgos creates a dynamic subject that could not be fixed or contained, ... More


Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Vanessa Pérez Rosario

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038969
eISBN:
9780252096921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

While it is rare for a poet to become a cultural icon, Julia de Burgos has evoked feelings of bonding and identification in Puerto Ricans and Latinos in the United States for over half a century. ... More


Conclusion: Creating

Vanessa Pérez Rosario

in Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038969
eISBN:
9780252096921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038969.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This concluding chapter argues that Julia de Burgos challenged the early twentieth-century dehumanization of modernity with a fixation with authenticity and the cult of personality. In this way, she ... More


Hemispheric Solidarities: Wartime Poetry and the Limits of the Good Neighbor

Harris Feinsod

in The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190682002
eISBN:
9780190682033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682002.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter introduces the unlikely roles poets played at the center of hemispheric cultural diplomacy initiatives in 1938–1945, the years when Good Neighbor diplomacy was motivated by a broad ... More


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