DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.02.004
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Sara Villa

Abstract: This paper analyzes the poetry of Delmira Agustini, Alfonsina Storni, and Giovanna Pollarolo, three Latin American poets who collectively spanned the arc of the 20th century, in order to demonstrate that they were all acting to subvert certain stereotypical notions propagated by society and by canonical literature. While Agustini used a parodic discourse to deconstruct the sacrality of masculinity, Storni employed parody and excessive, calculated use of quotes from canonical male authors to subvert the tradit…

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