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By Crystal Anne Chemris

Combining philological rigor with a ability to interact the main modern transatlantic and comparatist matters, this paintings situates Luis de Gongora's 'Soledades' in the complicated evolution of Hispanic modernity. in addition to delivering an insightful research of the 'Soledades' as an expression of the Baroque obstacle in all its aspects -epistemological, ontological, cultural and ancient - the writer reads the fragmented lyric topic of Gongorist poetics again opposed to Renaissance precursors [Rojas' 'Celestina' and the poetry of Bosco¡n and Garcilaso and in anticipation of the truncated and remoted topic of modernity. The learn concludes with an exam of the interplay among the legacies of Gongorism and French Symbolism within the paintings of chosen poets of the Latin American leading edge [Gorostiza, Paz and Vallejo].

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