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Author Morck, David, author.
Title Aquí, Ahí, Allí / by David Morck.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  PN72 .Z95 2012 M67eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (iv, 42 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Summary The poems within Aquí, Ahí, Allí are a negotiation between speaker and memory. Memory informs the present, allows speculation towards the future, attempts to capture the past, and yet is rife with failures in its transmission. There are two voices within the text which attempt to navigate different aspects of memory. The main speaker is one of lamentation, reclamation, introspection, and speculation. This voice works towards reclamation of memory from a state of loss due to flaws of generational transmission, and the alteration of memory through regret and nostalgia. This voice strives to make meaning static, and struggles against memory's ambiguous and dynamic nature. The second voice is that of the persona of Froggy which resists exploration, and is representative of the filter of a popular cultural lens, whom interrupts, tries to subvert and avoid the emotional tension of the work of memory. As the work proceeds, both voices begin to wear down, and take on each other's aspects. In the end, the weight of the past and present are worn down and turn to speculation of utopian and dystopian possibilities, looking to the past, but being mindful of the present and future.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 31, 2012).
Subject Poetry -- 21st century.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- English.
OCLC number 849906851