Visual and Plastic Poetics
From Brazilian Concretism to the Chilean Neo-Avant-Garde

Rachel Elizabeth Robinson

Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures 53

Legenda

  2021

ISBN: 978-1-839540-28-8 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-839540-29-5 (paperback, 2022)

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ContemporarySpanishPortuguesePoetry


Brazilian concrete poetry (1950s onward), 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. The concretist techniques move beyond the Brazilian borders to the Chilean neo-avant-garde of the 1970s and 1980s. Robinson for the first time demonstrates how three Chilean experimental poets, Cecilia Vicuña (1947-), Juan Luis Martínez (1942-1993) and Rodrigo Lira (1949-1981), develop and expand upon Brazilian concrete poetics. Furthermore, the Chilean recovery of the experimentations with concrete poetry transfers the critique of language from an international sphere to the severe political reality of Chilean politics, particularly during or in relation to the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Rachel Robinson, who recently finished her DPhil at the University of Oxford, is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Instituto de Estudios Avanzados of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

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Robinson, Rachel Elizabeth, Visual and Plastic Poetics: From Brazilian Concretism to the Chilean Neo-Avant-Garde, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 53 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2021)

First footnote reference: 35 Rachel Elizabeth Robinson, Visual and Plastic Poetics: From Brazilian Concretism to the Chilean Neo-Avant-Garde, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 53 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2021), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Robinson, p. 47.

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Robinson, Rachel Elizabeth. 2021. Visual and Plastic Poetics: From Brazilian Concretism to the Chilean Neo-Avant-Garde, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, 53 (Cambridge: Legenda)

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