Nestor Perlongher and mysticism: towards a critical reappraisal

Bollig, B.A.F. 2004. Nestor Perlongher and mysticism: towards a critical reappraisal. Modern Language Review. 99 (1), pp. 77-93.

TitleNestor Perlongher and mysticism: towards a critical reappraisal
AuthorsBollig, B.A.F.
Abstract

This paper attempts a reappraisal of the last poems of this Argentine poet, anthropologist, and human-rights activist (1949–92). Many previous critics have either dismissed his mystical poems or explained them in esoteric terms. However, in this paper Perlongher's last poems are related, through the application of recent critical assessments of sexuality after AIDS, to earlier masochist aesthetics in his writing, and to socio-political changes that occurred in Argentina and Brazil following the spread of AIDS in the late 1980s.

KeywordsMystical poems, sexuality, AIDS, masochist, socio-political changes, Argentina and Brazil
JournalModern Language Review
Journal citation99 (1), pp. 77-93
ISSN0026-7937
Year01 Jan 2004
Web address (URL)http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mhra/mlr/2004/00000099/00000001/art00007
Publication dates
Published01 Jan 2004

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