Dependence, Independence, and Death
Toward a Psychobiography of Delmira Agustini
©2009 Monographs 171 Pages
Series: Latin America, Volume 14
Dependence, Independence, and Death: Toward a Psychobiography of Delmira Agustini depicts the life of Uruguayan poet Delmira Agustini (1886-1914) based on her poems and other writings. These works give evidence of two constructs related to a psychological conflict in her life. The first is a dependence/independence dichotomy, thematized as a polarized love relationship between speaker and Other, who can represent two individuals or dual aspects of the poet’s self. The second involves the poet’s fascination with death, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy when she is murdered by her ex-husband at the age of twenty-seven.
- ISBN (Hardcover)
- Agustini, Delmira Psychographie Dependence Death Psychobiography Independence
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XII, 171 pp.