00355 - Damn Platonism! Concrete Persons’ Skin, Flesh and Bodies: Three Phases of a Won Battle in Miquel Àngel Riera’s poetry

00355 - Damn Platonism! Concrete Persons’ Skin, Flesh and Bodies: Three Phases of a Won Battle in Miquel Àngel Riera’s poetry
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157.56 kB
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Pau Gilabert Barberà
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01 Enero 1996
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Key words: Miguel Angel Riera, anti-platonism, classical tradition, Greek philosophy, Plato, Catalan Literature, Catalan Poetry

The aim of this article is to show how, throughout M. A. Riera's poetry, an evident anti-metaphysical sensibility can be easily detected, which in its turn makes the poet to praise concrete person's skin, flesh and bodies, thus avoiding any personal Platonic or idealistic experience of human love. In the author's opinion, an accurate reading of his poems makes us discover Plato and Platonism as one of the great responsible thinkers for the contempt of carnal love, which has been undoubtedly the origin of a real human pain as a result of denying the somatic side of eros.