Title

The Poetics of Creole Talk: Toward an Aesthetic of Argentine Verbal Art

Abstract

Creole talk in Argentina offers a key to creole poetics, defies noncreole authority, and provides a model for creole power strategies. Such talk, not exclusive to creole languages or to oral transmission, makes deliberate use of artifice to mask and reveal native (creole) truths. Whether playful, subversive, or combative, these Argentine examples share characteristics with the folk and literary artistic discourse of other creole cultures, suggesting a common aesthetic across geographical, economic, ethnic and other differences.

Publisher

University of Illinois Press

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Publication Title

Journal of American Folklore

Department

Hispanic Studies

Document Type

Article

Language

English

Format

text

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