Delmira Agustini

(24 October 1886 - 6 July 1914 / Montevideo / Uruguay)

Delmira Agustini
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Delmira Agustini born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1886. At a young age she began to compose and publish poems in literary journals such as "La Alborada," where she wrote a society column under the modernista pen name "Joujou." Soon she attracted the attention of Latin America's preeminent intellectuals who, however, remarked her beauty and youth over her poetry. This mechanism of textualization, that is, the conversion of the female writer into a literary object, haunted Agustini throughout her career and continued even after her tragic death.

Early Career

In 1907, Delmira Agustini published her first book of poems, El libro blanco (Frágil), which ... more »

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Nocturno (Nocturne )

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Fuera, la noche en veste de tragedia solloza
Como una enorme viuda pegada a mis cristales.

Mi cuarto:...
Por un bello milagro de la luz y del fuego
Mi cuarto es una gruta de oro y gemas raras:
Tiene un musgo tan suave, tan hondo de tapices,
Y es tan vívida y cálida, tan dulce que me creo
Dentro de un corazón...

Mi lecho que está en blanco es blanco y vaporoso
Como flor de inocencia,
Como espuma de vicio!
Esta noche hace insomnio;
Hay noches negras, negras, que llevan en la frente
Una rosa de sol...
En estas ...

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