« capitolo precedente | capitolo successivo »


La figura del indígena en Dios trajo la sombra

Una revisión de la Conquista y el encuentro con el otro desde la poesía histórica de Jorge Enrique Adoum


Miguel Ángel Gómez Soriano    Universidad de Alicante, España    


Dios trajo la sombra, the third of the collection of poems Los cuadernos de la tierra, by Jorge Enrique Adoum, poetises the Conquest of the Inca Empire. The arrival of Francisco Pizarro and his men and their actions until the capture and death of Atahualpa are the anecdote behind a review of the process of Discovery and Conquest of America. Jorge Enrique Adoum questions, in his verses, the official historical discourse, established by the same Chronicle of the Indies. His main interest is to show the process of the discovery of the other, both for the indigenous people and for the conquerors, in that profound collision of cultures. Retaking and subverting secular topics, this historical poem reconstructs the figure of the indigenous and gives back its own voice, in a clear vindication of the vision of the vanquished.

Lingua: es

keywords: Historical poetry. Jorge Enrique Adoum. The Notebooks of the Earth. Otherness. Cultural identity.

Submitted: 06 Febbraio 2019
Accepted: 08 Marzo 2019
Published: 14 Maggio 2019
permalink: doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-319-9/006

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License