Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

Through an analysis of key examples of Guillen's use of nature throughout his poetry, this article presents the argument that they all are fundamentally rooted in a configuration of nature as a living being and in an understanding of humanity's place as part of nature. For Guillen, nature is not simply something that he merely appreciates as a theme; rather, it is a vital element central to his view of the worid and to his development as a writer. The collections examined here are West Indies, Ltd., El son entero, and La paloma de vuelo popula.

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Originally published:

Mascia, Mark J. "The Living World, Politics and Nation: Nature and Discourse in the Poetry of Nicolas Guillen." AUMLA 99 (2003): 67-103.


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