A palavra poética, o simbolismo místico e os constantes paradigmas

As palavras de António Ramos Rosa e Por outras palavras de Joaquim Pessoa

Robert Simon
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Upon the comparison of two contemporary poetic works from Portugal, As palavras by António Ramos Rosa and Por outras palavras by Joaquim Pessoa, we see the presence of a clear mystical symbolism, facing the (non)utility of the poetic word, in the work of each poet. This process serves to demonstrate that there exists, in Portuguese poetry, a simultaneously activist and mystical thematic trajectory which merits a greater attention. From these mystical, critical and activist perspectives, we open ourselves to the notion of the “paradigm shift,” from Modernism to Postmodernism, in Portuguese poetry. In this study I propose that, despite having created a basis for such a shift, it could not yet have happened in Portugal, at least according to the thematic evolution that has developed in recent work.

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