Politics and Public Space in Contemporary Argentine Poetry
This book addresses the connection between political themes and literary form in the most recent Argentine poetry. Ben Bollig uses the concepts of “lyric” and “state” as twin coordinates for both an assessment of how Argentinian poets have conceived a political role for their work and how poems come to speak to us about politics. Drawing on concepts from contemporary literary theory, this striking study combines textual analysis with historical research to shed light on the ways in which new modes of circulation help to shape poetry today.
Provides fresh perspectives on the connection between literature and public space through readings of contemporary Argentine poetry Brings together a range of significant contemporary poets, such as Sergio Raimondi, Andi Nachon, Ezequiel Zaidenwerg, Martín Gambarotta, and Marina Yuszczuk, with original translations of their works Challenges established ideas about the "death" of the lyric by examining the social function of poetry, particularly in terms of publishing, feminism, and cultural production.