Words written on the margins of social recognition

Authors

  • Katja Stanič

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.23.1.293-307

Keywords:

Mapuche poetry, David Aniñir Guilitraro, poetry and politics, words in politics, neologisms, new poetic language

Abstract

In this article, based on my thesis entitled A medio camino de un mundo que se eleva, I discuss the role of words in poetry, as understood and interpreted by the Russian formalists and later the Marxists. I focus primarily on the parts of their professional literature which deal with the concept of language and the prospects for the creation of a special poetic language. Based on the writings of Slovenian theorists Rastko Močnik and Miklavž Komelj, I discuss avant-garde art and the political aspects of poetry. The core of the article is an analysis of the selected poems of the Mapuche poet David Aniñir Guilitraro; where I discuss his use of words, neologisms and about why and how his poetry is political. I discuss the power of writing, in this case poetry, to (re)create new literary spaces: the domains of encounter, dialogue and culture. In this way, poetry is a political creation. In using words and language, the poet changes them, thus creating new cultural territories. The poet is not acculturated, but he is bi- or multi- cultural; in his poems, he relies on two or more languages, cultures, and thus opens the door to the creation of a new language; not homogeneous and sealed, but heterogeneous and human. This is (should be) at the same time the language of intercultural integration.

 

 

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Published

01.12.2015

How to Cite

Stanič, K. (2015). Words written on the margins of social recognition. Verba Hispanica, 23(1), 293–307. https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.23.1.293-307

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Student's section