EPICS OF THE AMERICAS
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EPICS OF THE AMERICAS. WHITMAN'S LEAVE OF GRASS AND NERUDA'S CANTO GENERAL

Editorial:
U. VALENCIA
Materia
Literatura/Temas de Actualidad
ISBN:
978-84-9134-202-1
Páginas:
206
Formato:
Epub
Derechos eBook:
Copiar/pegar: Prohibido.
Imprimible: Prohibido.
DRM
Si
Colección:
BIBLIOTECA JAVIER COY D'ESTUDIS NORD-AMERICANS | BIBLIOTECA JAVIER COY D'ESTUDIS NORD-AMERICANS

Whitman wanted to bolster the American democratic spirit by creating a democratic literature through his Leaves of Grass, he also wanted to create something epic, so he crafted a new form, the lyric-epic. Pablo Neruda wrote Canto general as a foundational text for communism in Latin America. In both books, these poets want to politicize the reader, Whitman for democracy and Neruda for communism, both of which have become foundational poets for their countries over time.