La danza de lo invisible: La teoría de la imagen de José Lezama Lima

Translated title of the contribution: Dance of the invisible: José Lezama Lima's image theory

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This article explores the philosophical, aesthetic and historical bearings of the concept of 'image' in the works of the Cuban poet José Lezama Lima. Through the concept of 'dance-image', the first part of the article explains how Lezama Lima managed to set himself apart from Western metaphysics in order to develop a new approach to reality -a movement away from the traditional privilege given to the eye towards a sort ofacoustic logic. The second part shows how this philosophical turn inaugurated a new interpretation of America that rivaled with Hegel's History of the Spirit.

Translated title of the contributionDance of the invisible: José Lezama Lima's image theory
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)81-95
Number of pages15
Issue number515
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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