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HERRERA CARPIO, Liuvan. The Havana/La Vana trope in Jamila Medina Ríos. Recial [online]. 2023, vol.14, n.23, pp.91-105.  Epub 30-Jun-2023. ISSN 2718-658X.

Since Modernity, a new discourse emerges that is intricately connected to the city, moving away from metaphysical images superimposed on the material reality of its existence. Taking into account the specific inversion of the pathos of Havana (ironically transformed, resemantized, concealed under, and supplanted by the phrase “La Vana”) in the poetry of Jamila Medina Ríos (Holguín, Cuba, 1981), the present study aims to characterize, through of the hermeneutic method, the tropological assumptions underlying the relations of the lyrical subjects with a ridiculed Havana cosmos resulting from a process of lexicalization. Although Medina's poetic work is seen as a universe, it is in Anémona (2013) and País de la siguaraya (2017) where multifaceted dossier of the Cuban capital is recreated. The analysis concludes that the representations of Havana in her poetry collections challenge the national discourse of the wondrous city and impose an otherness that is sometimes linked to the voluptuous, the physiological, and the eschatological, and at other times to topophilia through marginal spaces and road poetry, ultimately revealing an alienated lyrical self.

Palabras clave : trope; Havana; Jamila Medina Ríos; cuban poetry.

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