This study, spanning the period from c. 1980 to 2016, means to offer an alternative critical perspective of the poetic works of the acclaimed Spanish poet Ana Rossetti. At its core, it means to inform the reader on the presence of Posthumanism and the mystical in late 20th and early 21st Century Iberian poetics, and more specifically, how Rossetti's more recent poetry expresses the same tendency toward a transcultural and posthuman model that is simultaneously essentialist and deconstructive. Modern Iberian mysticism as found in the works of such authors as Blanca Andreu, Clara Janés, and Joaquim Pessoa, Vergílio Alberto Vieira, among others. Such poetic works establish themselves within a unique framework of mystical illumination (and / or the failure of such a mystical process) which itself incorporates elements of late postmodern deconstruction and, more recently, a criticism of the posthuman condition as analyzed in critical works on the subject.
Robert Simon holds the title of Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Kennesaw State University.
Introduction: A Summary of Literary Theory and the Poetry of 21st Century Spain, Context and Content
Chapter I: Ana Rossetti and her Poetry from “la movida” to “la crisis” and beyond, 1975-1995
Chapter II: Transition from the Transition: La ordenación: retrospectiva (1980-2004) (2004)
Chapter III: Love Lost, Light Gained: Llenar tu nombre (2008)
Chapter IV: The Geography of the Binary Opposition: El mapa de la espera (2010)
Chapter V: The Post-human, Mystical Voice in Deudas contraídas (2016)
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