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This is why his poems have been so appealing, especially to children. They strongly opposed the use of English as a first language and rejected the imposition of the invaders ways of interpreting history and culture in general.

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The tendency to confront simplistic insularists ideas of the past, especially during the s, was mainly focused to overcome the old attachments to ancient Positivist prejudices against popular culture. These critics were not heard, nevertheless, by the alienated masses and the sly colonial politicians. We find in them an ideology very immersed in its attachments to the old rural and seigniorial imagery and allegories. The invasion taken by the United States government in brought changes to all this reached cultural struggle and achievements, but the base for the national identity of the Islanders was already firmly established by the At the beginning of the s, poetic proposals became very aggressive and defiant in their Manifestos, but as the decade passed, poets and cultural artists seemed to be preparing the discursive expressions, especially the last Atalayistas ofwho gave impulse to the foundations of the next generational writing.

On the contrary, artists and lettered groups became, more ideologically identified with leftist anti-imperialist sectors, not esthet with the ones on the Island but on an international level as well. The Wall Street stock market crash inthe sugar cane production crisis and the exther colonial main economical project in the Island handled by the United States absentee bourgeoisie, had ideologically mobilized and alarmed a new generation of writers.

Usually many writers historically have taken a pro-independence view, but the obsessiveness given to this ideology did not allow them to adopt the literary irony and perspectives an heteroglosic sight of modern art in its best expressions.

The important posmodernodad called Ventana brought a more avant-gardist poetry, than the one we find in the previously mentioned journals. These were mostly foreigners not interested in anything close to liberal, national or autonomous ideologies or literary expressions. El nivel connotativo y conceptual de su discurso muchas veces no le es fiel a su cortedad y aparente simplicidad.


Language works beyond individual mentalities and capabilities. After the Second World War there was a new socio-economical expansionism developing not only in the colony but also in the world at large. Some writings of this time in Puerto Rico were simply against the colonial establishment in their ideology and did not elaborate the necessary posmodernisad display needed to maintain the ideological and aesthetic distance that good art tends to look forward.

He follows the Spanish and Latin American scholarship in evaluating literary culture and not so much the anglo-American tradition that dixz entering within the Puerto Rican university’s historiography of the times. During the s, the German Marxist, Herbert Marcusewill be one of the most relevant scholars in explaining these transitional aspects in Eros and Civilization and One-Dimensional Men This establishes the anxious desire for a national imaginary yet unrealistic and too ideal.

Esther Díaz (Author of El Himen Como Obstaculo Epistemologico)

The unforeseen event did not allow to continue the liberal an even reformist struggle that had taked so much energy from the pro-national leaders in the last two decades of the ninetenth century. This attitude gave writers little opportunity to recognize the new possibilities and negotiations offered by neocolonial modernity, taking place in a new social model and of fordist [14] ideas the Americans brought.

Keeping with the reasons mentioned above, which are important for us today, my purpose in this essay is to look more deeply and critically into the fundamental cultural and ideological conceptions employed by traditional canonical criticism. The Cancionero de Borinquen followes this desires of presenting their constructions of national proudness.

By the end of the twentieth century, nevertheless, we are beginning to denounce the contradictions and arbitrariness of the literary discourse of the nineteenth century and its hidden prejudices in evaluating the popular expressions and the way of interpreting culture.

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They looked idaz a more experimentalist, ludic and ironic, trans-avant-gardist discourses. His books were very appreciated by the Puerto Rican new intelligentsia of these mentioned complex colonial debates. This position was compromised ideologically to the radical liberation ideas of the nineteenth century, adopted within the Spanish mentality. Inthe journal, Indice initiated a new literary epoch, different from the previous formal avant-gardist time.

But this same narrator handles his creativity with the complexity of literary irony not so much displayed in Puerto Rican narrative writings in general, unfortunately.

Nevertheless, lettered men and artists unknowingly continued creating a national mentality as a copy of Esthed romantic expectations.

His irony makes him one of the cleverest and most powerful critics of his culture. These behaviours were very notizable especially in the lettered field. His poetry includes a new personal and deep psychic dimension, something not undertaken to its profound levels in literature during his period. In these essayistic practices, he argues about an ethical modern thought somehow metaphysical and idealist that still has pertinence for some scholars even by the second half of the twentieth century.


Sostiene que la estructura mental del pensamiento creativo se fundamenta en micro-cuento. It is also important to notice the proliferation of small towns on the Island in addition to cultural and social exchanges and dynamics, which were becoming more modern every time. They create a subaltern nation within a nation. Para Del Carril, Puerto Rico ha entrado algo atrasado al mundo del micro texto; sin embargo, la euforia actual que provoca el mismo es impresionante.

The art definitively detaches from the conservative social commands. But historians tend to agree that this sector had an ambiguous idea of association the Commonwealth linked to the rich and prosperous Metropolis.

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He was a men of democratic ideals and ethic. These were cultural times when artists did not have to deal with television diaaz mass media and its new ideas in representing culture like it was happening during the ‘s. This was the first generation of Puerto Rican writers in history, and they were very aware and proud about their fulfillment. The prominence of modern means, like radio and cinema, were important in these changes, and allowed the popular voices to be heard and commercialized.

Nevertheless, theatrical ideology and world visions created and inspired by artistic minds since the s, has left us with the best dramatic pieces of the twentieth century.

Under this context, criollo colonial writers looked for a definition of their cultural and political identity in a literary response in an autonomous fashion.

In reality there is a new theatre in need of a different criticism; an activity which has been decaying for different reasons. Not only literature but the media culture in general keep a detachment from the anglo culture and its posmodernidqd empire, given that one third of the population tends to be pro-statehood since they would like P.