The Poetics of Otherness in Antonio Machado's "Proverbios Y Cantares"

Nicolás Fernández-Medina

The Poetics of Otherness in Antonio Machado's

Nicolás Fernández-Medina

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214 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2011
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708323229 Published June 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Antonio Machado (1875–1939) was one of Spain’s most original and renowned twentieth-century poets. In this volume, Nicolás Fernández-Medina focuses on Machado’s folkloric “Proverbios y cantares,” a collection of short, proverbial poems that he wrote between 1909 and 1937. Through close examination of the poems, Fernández-Medina shows Machado’s great debt to earlier writers and thinkers, such as Plato, Kant, Schlegel, and Unamuno.

Series Editors' Foreword

Introduction: Beyond the Lyrical and the Proverbial: Antonio Machado's Poetic Thinking
Chapter 1: The Problem of Subjectivity: How to Know the Self and the Other
Chapter 2: Towards Conceiving the Other: The Formative Years
Chapter 3: From Art to Life: Critical Inquiries and a New Poetry
Chapter 4: The God of Intersubjectivity
Chapter 5: The Double Bind of Knowledge and Ignorance

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