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Latinoamérica. Revista de estudios Latinoamericanos

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ROCCA, Pablo. Words and Facts. Some Ida Vitale’s Texts and their Metamorphoses. Latinoamérica [online]. 2021, n.72, pp.11-31.  Epub Aug 23, 2021. ISSN 2448-6914.

Before her exile in Mexico (1974), for three whole decades, Ida Vitale (Montevideo, 1923) published a small set of poems. Some in magazines or anthologies. The pressure of everyday life (crises of all kinds, the weight of the Cuban Revolution, etc.) fell, at times, on its modality of writing. However, her poems resisted triumphant colloquialism and the identification of facts with words. Vitale dropped several of those pieces, many took them up with a lot of corrections. This work investigates certain cases. Some of them not compiled in any volume yet, even now that, as a result of her multiple awards, there are more extensive editions of her poetic work in verse and prose. About this problems, combining a philological, historical and cultural reading, this article seeks to contribute with new pieces and reading possibilities.

Keywords : Ida Vitale; Poetic Speech and Events; Variants; Cultural Life.

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