Con sed de revolución: cuando las mujeres toman la palabra

Estela Valverde

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Lacan tells us that “we are our desires” and Cixous perceives this excess of intimate expression as a revolutionary act. This article uses these parameters to analyse the promotion of the Uruguayan writer Juana de Ibarbourou to the title of “Juana de América” and to assess how this disproportionate honour resonated in the construction of her identity and in the strategies Ibarbourou adopted to safeguard her ancestral desires.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)73-88
Number of pages16
JournalTaller de Letras
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Ibarbourou
  • desire
  • identity

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