"The pitcher" or the creativity of the vacuous in the poetry of Jose Angel Valente

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Title"The pitcher" or the creativity of the vacuous in the poetry of Jose Angel Valente
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsRodriguez, J. A. C.
JournalARBOR-CIENCIA - PENSAMIENTO - Y - CULTURA
Volume183
Pagination511
Date Published2007
PublisherLIBRERIA - CIENTIFICA - MEDINACELI
ISBN Number0210-1963
Keywordsandroginia, Einstein, fugue, inmanencia, irony, Jose Angel Valente, Knowledge poetry, Music, negation, Ortega y Gasset, Taoism, vacuity
Abstract

Through the commentary of "the pitcher", one of the most important poems of Poemas a Lazaro (1960), studies the importance of androginia in Valente's poetry and poetic. Taking the symbol from pitcher-song, Valente develops a sustained poetic theory in two fundamental concepts: - negation and inmanencia. Both concepts lead to a poetry characterized by the fusion of semantic opposites like necessary step in the search of the poetic center. By all this, the impact in the Valente's poetry of the opposition between essence/existence, realism/nominalism and relevance of the musical canon within the poetry of the orensano is analyzed. In this philosophical context, poetic and mystical, the poetry of Valente with the Taoism and the theory of the relativity of Einstein through a text of Ortega and Gasset is compared.