De Eros a Tánatos: un viaje por el mundo poético de Manuel Figueroa Meléndez

dc.contributor.advisor Acosta-Lugo, Maribel Avilés-Morales, Mercedes College of Arts and Sciences - Arts en_US
dc.contributor.committee Cruz Martes, Camille
dc.contributor.committee Girón Alvarado, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.department Department of Hispanic Studies en_US
dc.contributor.representative Lorenzo, Edgardo 2018-05-16T16:36:26Z 2018-05-16T16:36:26Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The poet Manuel Figueroa Meléndez is one of the outstanding figures of the PuertoRicans eighties writers. His poems reveal different way of eroticism, the main element of investigation in this research project. The works here analyzed are: Mi pequeño Augusto (1984), Caminantes por el caduceo del tiempo (1988), Contigo he abierto el paraíso (1990), Sobre una acrópolis hispánica (1994), …en las islas Vírgenes (2000), y Atardecer en el Atlántico (2004). This study uses the main theoretical postulates about eroticism developed by George Bataille, Erich Fromm, Octavio Paz and Herbert Marcuse. In order to explore the different paths of Eros in Figueroa Meléndez poetry we analyze his verses by establishing a route or a journey of research. The poetic voice of these verse uses different images and elements as: the seed, the liquid, the stars, the sea, the eyes, among others, to recreate the different forms of eroticism. In the process detailed how the poetic speaker comes to the pleasures of erotic joy trough a Dionysian poetic world. However, the ephemerality of pleasures never lasts long enough and sentences the lyrical subject to move to another stage that relies on memory as an attempt to overcome the decadence of time. At the final points of this investigative journey the lyrical voice ends up moving to his last destination, one that’s majorly influenced by Thanatos: the point of death. en_US
dc.description.graduationSemester Summer en_US
dc.description.graduationYear 2015 en_US
dc.language.iso es en_US
dc.rights.holder (c) 2015 Mercedes Avilés Morales en_US
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject Escritores puertorriqueños en_US
dc.subject Erotismo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Figueroa-Meléndez, Manuel--Criticism and interpretation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eroticism in literature. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Death in literature. en_US
dc.title De Eros a Tánatos: un viaje por el mundo poético de Manuel Figueroa Meléndez en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dspace.entity.type Publication Hispanic Studies en_US M.A. en_US
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