"And the angel will not come": W. H. AUDEN Y LA PARADOJA DEL LENGUAJE POÉTICO

Paula Baldwin Lind*

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The aim of this article is to analyze the notions of poetry and poetic language proposed by W. H. Auden (1907-1973) from his perspective of crisis of modern culture, in a selection of essays and poems, with special emphasis on "Autumn Song" (1936). In this work, the angel who does not arrive to the Earth, the paralysis of living creatures and the dominant silence show the limitations of human language when trying to account for reality and personal experiences. Although the figure of the celestial spirit, the autumn season in which the poem is framed and the images of disenchantment are key to its interpretation, it is essential to consider the religious and philosophical ideas that Auden developed during his career, which allow us to better understand his poetics. Paradoxically, at the same time that the Anglo-American poet acknowledges the limitation of words, he finds in poetic language a possible way to know and explore what it means to be human with all the mystery of it.
Título traducido de la contribución"And the angel will not come": W. H. Auden and the paradox of poetic language
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)186-209
Número de páginas24
PublicaciónDerecho PUCP
EstadoPublicada - 2020

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Palabras clave

  • Disenchantment
  • Knowledge
  • Poetic language
  • Silence
  • W. H. Auden


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