Print version ISSN 0123-4870
MONTIEL SPLUG, Leisie. Mental picture of the domestic atmosphere in five Latin American poets. Folios [online]. 2008, n.28, pp. 24-37. ISSN 0123-4870.
The purpose of this paper is to compare some poems, which refer to domestic life from the perspective of five Latin American poets: María Calcaño, Rosario Castellanos, Lydda Franco Farías, Piedad Bonnet y María Mercedes Carranza. This reading is done based on the theoretical fundamentals taken from Lily Litvak (Erotismo fin de siglo), Nancy Armstrong (Deseo y ficción doméstica, una historia política de la novela), Nora Domínguez y Carmen Perilli (Fábulas del género), among other biblio-hemerographical references that contribute to the construction of poetic elements that coincide on the recreation of home as a private realm. Life experiences, personal objects, feelings and daily tasks are usually recurrent threads that allow us to conclude that the way in which they are organized reflect the different types of behaviors that make up the complex identity of Latin American women. This complexity moves between present time and a tradition that act as guidelines in the poetry of the writers mentioned above. Whether these poets obey traditions or they revel themselves against them, they take a stand from their present time that more agrees with their interests and expectations. Therefore, we obtain as a result the appearance of synonymous voices where two constant features remain: wisdom and a sensitivity refined up to the point of reinterpreting daily life and common sense as susceptible issues to be poeticized.
Keywords : Domestic life; poetry; house; daily life.