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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  • Sandra Feldman(3/6/2019 8:56:00 PM)

    One of the best and most passionately romantic, Latin-American poetesses.Her poems are like nothing ever written before or after. Her brilliant poetic uniqueness and ineffable quality never equaled.
    Her creative flight never surpassed. Her tragic death a the hands of her ex-husband, a most terrible crime and loss for world literature. She was 28.
    Those who know Spanish must read her in the language she wrote in, to fully appreciate the miracle of her verse

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal(3/6/2019 9:23:00 AM)

    A tragic end of a talented poetess that too killed by her own husband at the age of 28 is really shocking.

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Best Poem of Delmira Agustini

Intima (Intimate)

Spanish

Yo te diré los sueños de mi vida
En lo más hondo de la noche azul...
Mi alma desnuda temblará en tus manos,
Sobre tus hombros pesará mi cruz.

Las cumbres de la vida son tan solas,
Tan solas y tan frías! Y encerré
Mis ansias en mí misma, y toda entera
Como una torre de marfil me alcé.

Hoy abriré a tu alma el gran misterio;
Tu alma es capaz de penetrar en mí.
En el silencio hay vértigos de abismo:
Yo vacilaba, me sostengo en ti.

Muero de ensueños; beberé en tus fuentes
Puras y frescas la verdad, yo sé
Que ...

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