El mito de la muerte de narciso en Ovidio, Valéry y José Lezama Lima: poética de la trascendencia en el poder transformador de la palabra.

This work presents a mythic and symbolic analysis of the death of Narcissus’s myth in Jose Lezama Lima’s poem «La muerte de Narciso» as from its intertextual references in Ovidius Naso and Paul Valéry; besides, it also analyses its poetic features in the context of the Latin-American Literature in t...

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Main Author: Ríos Sánchez, Armando José
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2012
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/kanina/article/view/565
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/20626
Summary: This work presents a mythic and symbolic analysis of the death of Narcissus’s myth in Jose Lezama Lima’s poem «La muerte de Narciso» as from its intertextual references in Ovidius Naso and Paul Valéry; besides, it also analyses its poetic features in the context of the Latin-American Literature in the XX century. Specifically, this article focuses on the symbols of water-mirror, fire as an expression of Eros, the shell-snail shell as symbol of poetry, and on Narcissus himself as the integrating symbol of all the other symbols.