The Lyrical Art of Ana Cristina Cesar

Antonio Donizeti da Cruz and Dhandara Capitani

Journal of Digital Art & Humanities, Vol.1, Iss.1, pp. 25-32.

Abstract. Ana Cristina Cesar is one of the great poets of the 1970s and 80s in Brazil. In this paper, some of her poems are analyzed in the perspective of how her lyrical narrative presents an interactive dialogue with the reader and criticizes modernity. Ana Cristina Cesar’s poetic work privileges critical-reflexive language, the theme of identity, alterity, lyrical memory, poetic synthesis, and questioning, as marks of modernity. The word-memory is the essential factor that moves the aspirations and feelings of poetic self, because at the moment of reminiscing, the self recollects, in depth, the events and experiences previously experienced. The word is a force that drives the Word Artist to realize dreams, goals, and achievements. Through the poetic word, the poem develops the continuous transmutation of language, generating new possibilities of being and effecting poetic procedures through the lyrical genres, centered in the articulations of the poetic creation. The poetic craft is essentially of creating oneself, thus poetry being also self-creation, knowledge, and transmutation.
Keywords: Brazilian Poetry, Lyrical Analysis, Poetic Craft.

Cite as: Cruz A.D., Capitani D. The Lyrical Art of Ana Cristina Cesar. Journal of Digital Art & Humanities, Vol.1, Iss.1, pp. 25-32.

Published online 02.10.2020

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