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Temas Sociales

versión impresa ISSN 0040-2915versión On-line ISSN 2413-5720


BALLESTEROS TRUJILLO, Blanca Zulema. Attemt to connect the dots and ties between different subjectivities. About "performing ballagas: body and desire in a cuban controversial". Temas Sociales [online]. 2015, n.37, pp.253-266. ISSN 0040-2915.

This essay retrieves, analyses, and broadens critically the controversy that is established aroundthe work of Cuban poet Emilio Ballagas atthe time of the revolution. The assessment of his work is aggravated, more for his ideological stance which opposes the Castro regime, than by his homosexuality. Artists who share his sexual orientation attack him from the side of power that they bow. The center of discussion revolves around the relationship between his writing and his sexuality. Importance tendentiously relativized by the critic. Norge Espinosa rescues the criteria of Virgilio Piñera about the sexual motive of the poetic richness. He remarks its cultural and political significance, highlighting the legacy for the gay movement: its language

Palabras clave : Emilio Ballagas; Homosexuality; Ideology; Transcendence; Writing; Gaymovement.

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