Dos o tres soluciones poéticas a la fugacidad del tiempo en las Suites de Lorca

Translated title of the contribution: Two or three poetic solutions to the fleetingness of time in the Suites by Lorca

Rocio Ortuno Casanova, Rocío Ortuño Casanova

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The fleetingness of time and the anguish it provokes is one of the most recurrent topics in modern literature. The romantic attitude of the poet tortured by thinking of the brevity of life is often adopted by Lorca, who in his writings proposes two ways of 'remaining', that is, not being forgotten by not dying: 1: having descendants, an option about which the poet will express a certain frustration in the poems; 2: simply writing and being remembered in every reading of his works. In this paper I will try to show how Lorca attempts a third way in the Suites (1920-21) by trying to insert himself into a mythical tradition which, according to Ricoeur (1974: 426), is an eternal discourse, updated throughout history and becoming an archetype into which people's experiences can be fitted, by including mythical references in his poems, which reflect the experiences and wishes of the poetic voice. Moreover, the mythical tradition that Lorca chooses to connect with is that of the deities who are able to be fertile without sexual interaction. In this light the Suites become one of the first attempts made by Lorca to become 'eternal', due to their form of intellectualized Poetry, which asserts their validity independently of when or by whom they are being read, and the references to myths. © Queen Mary, University of London 2011.
Translated title of the contributionTwo or three poetic solutions to the fleetingness of time in the Suites by Lorca
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)323-342
Number of pages19
JournalHispanic Research Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


  • Death
  • Fecundity
  • Federico GarcíA Lorca
  • Femininity
  • Fertility
  • Generation of 1927
  • Modernity
  • Motherhood
  • Myth
  • Mythology
  • Oblivion
  • Our lady
  • Religion and literature
  • Spanish contemporary poetry


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