Dos hombres y un clÃ³set: un estudio transatlÃ¡ntico de la experiencia y el deseo homosexual en la poesÃa de Xavier Villaurrutia y Luis Cernuda
Kullberg, Matthew Lee
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In this study I carry out a transatlantic comparison between two poets: Luis Cernuda of the Generation of ’27 to represent Spain and Xavier Villaurrutia of Los ContemporÃ¡neos to represent Mexico. In order to carry out the comparison I use the complete range of their works of poetry, however in particular I focus my critical gaze on Villaurrutia’s Nostalgia de la muerte and Cernuda’s Los placeres prohibidos in order to analyze and emphasize the three main elements of what I deem “the gay experience” and homoerotic desire within their body of works, those being the representation of: The closet, coming out of the closet and homoeroticism itself.