Cuadernos del CILHA
versión ISSN 1852-9615
JRADE, Cathy L. Rubén Darío as the "other" ghost in Delmira Agustini`s Los cálices vacíos. Cuad. CILHA [online]. 2009, vol.10, n.1, pp. 55-73. ISSN 1852-9615.
Through the detailed examination of poems from Los calices vacíos (1913) I show how Delmira Agustini (1886-1914) exploits for her own purposes the creative potential within the erotic metaphors of literary paternity that Rubén Darío (1867-1916) turns to throughout his work. She rewrites modernista tropes to present her personal struggle against the patriarchal vision embedded within Darío's language and imagery. At the same time, she develops the figure of a strong and seductive woman capable of usurping authorial authority from the most important male writer of her day.
Palabras llave : Los cálices vacíos; Delmira Agustini; Rubén Darío; Modernism.