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LOPEZ CRUZ, Humberto. Body on the Run, an Image that is Absent: Reviewing Three Collections of Poems by Dulce María Loynaz. Inter.c.a.mbio [online]. 2021, vol.18, n.1, e45110. ISSN 1659-4940.

This work examines three collections of poems by Dulce María Loynaz, Versos, 1920-1938 (1938), Juegos de agua (1947) and Poemas sin nombre (1953) to think about the possibilities of corporeality and to see how the poems of Loynaz nurture not a presence but an absence of the body. The lyrical speaker endorses the idea of sketching images of bodies that have corporeal absence as a motif. As a critical plinth, one of the multiple observations formulated by Michel Foucault on the subject will be consideredalong with Julia Kristeva's consideration of dialectic within textual limits, limits of signifieds and signifiers, as well as the establishment of a rhythm within such limits. These ideas support an analysis that attempts to approximate to some compositions of the Cuban poet.

Keywords : Dulce María Loynaz; Cuban poetry; female body; body image; Cuban literature.

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