00195 - Platonic Shadows and Lights in Luis Cernuda’s Poetry: Their Didactic Use

00195 - Platonic Shadows and Lights in Luis Cernuda’s Poetry: Their Didactic Use
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Autor:
Pau Gilabert Barberà
Data:
01 Gener 2004
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Key words: Luis Cernuda, Platonism, cave, classical tradition, Spanish Literature, Spanish poetry, Greek philosophy, light, darkness, idealism

The aim of this article is to show a wide range of lights and shadows in Luis Cernuda's poetry as images which have a specific reference -in spite of not being mentioned-, that is, the Platonic image of the cave. It is thanks to the images that the poet shows us his ideal world, in which shadows symbolize the beautiful, perfect and everlasting world in which Luis Cenuda needs to believe. Once more, it deals with that well-known tension between reality and desire which defines the essence of his poetry.