TITLE

THE SAVAGE IMPERIUM: MASCULINITY, SUBVERSION AND VIOLENCE IN CARAJICOMEDIA

AUTHOR(S)
RIVERA-CORDERO, VICTORIA
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Romance Notes;2009, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism is presented of the anonymous 16th-century Spanish poem "Carajicomedia." The poem, it notes, represents a crude masculine sexuality. Debate exists as the whether the poem is primarily erotic, misogynist or politically subversive. The author's view is that the crudeness precludes any eroticism and that the poem should be read as a parody of Juan de Mena's propagandistic poem "Laberinto de Fortuna," which was written to unite Christians against Muslims at Al-Andalus.
ACCESSION #
48122852

 

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