Title

Annotated bibliography of Salomon de la Selva's collected poems

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

First Advisor's Name

Richard Schwartz

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Heather Andrade

Third Advisor's Name

Anna Luszczynska

Date of Defense

3-23-2009

Abstract

The purpose of my project is to provide a compilation of the work of Nicaraguan born poet, Salomon De la Selva, who incidentally was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1919, and was the first Latin-American poet to publish extensively in English. In order to achieve this goal, my research methods included the substantial use of the Internet, as well as two investigative trips to Mexico and one to Nicaragua, which ultimately led me to uncover a total of 135 unaccounted English-language poems. In addition, De la Selva's uniqueness lies in the fact that he was a truly bilingual writer, who was equally able to create both in English and Spanish, simultaneously. Therefore, my project not only represents an act of reclamation, but the new material also provides new exciting possibilities for his work by facilitating an intertextual analysis of his poems, which will aid in understanding the complexities of bilingualism.

Identifier

FI14051183

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