The Erotic as a Liberating and Empowering Force in Two Costa Rican Female Poets: Julieta Dobles and Ana Istarú

This article explores the erotic poetry of two Costa Rican female writers, Julieta Dobles and Ana Istarú, as a liberating and empowering force. It proposes that these two poets transgress the patriarchal hegemonic discourse through their eroticism, making not only their liberation and empowerment po...

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Main Author: Barquero Vargas, Ana Patricia
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/19661
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23695
Summary: This article explores the erotic poetry of two Costa Rican female writers, Julieta Dobles and Ana Istarú, as a liberating and empowering force. It proposes that these two poets transgress the patriarchal hegemonic discourse through their eroticism, making not only their liberation and empowerment possible but also that of many women who mirror themselves in their poetry. Their corporeal poetry opens a vintage point where they can start scrutinizing their sexual drives and bodies, taking their sex literally into their own hands.