The Poetics of Otherness in Antonio Machado's "Proverbios Y Cantares"
Distributed for University of Wales Press
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.
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