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La ventana. Revista de estudios de género

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ESCOBAR BORREGO, Francisco Javier. Y llevarte dormida a un jardín de coral: Representation of the feminine, violence and social commitment in Valente (with ritual roll of Afrocuban drum). La ventana [online]. 2019, vol.6, n.49, pp.45-75. ISSN 1405-9436.

The present work offers a study dedicated to the representation of feminine imaginary, violence and social commitment in four outstanding poems by José Ángel Valente (1929-2000): “Dos romances de mar. Canción del enamorado y la amada del mar”, “Cinco sones para tambor solo”, “Cuba: una isla navega” and “Visita a Guanabacoa”. To carry out these objectives, an interdisciplinary methodology is implemented. In fact, the conceptual relations between literature and music linked to the imaginary, cultural and gender studies, as well as the history of mentalities as theoretical lines and fundamental epistemological approaches are addressed. As for the results and conclusions, a line of research not dealt with so far in the state of the question about the critical studies dedicated to Valente that highlights the importance of female symbolic representation in his aesthetic work is proposed. At the same time, his determined social commitment through art against violence and the prevailing machismo that he could see especially in a stay in Cuba with ritual drum roll as background music is demonstrated.

Keywords : José Ángel Valente; feminine imaginary; social commitment; interdisciplinary analysis; cultural and gender studies.

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