The poets who wrote on Arauco's War in Chile, in the 16th century, resorted to the classic tradition to represent this conflict, evoking topics of the ancient literature as the myth of the ages. This motive served them to contrast the world of the war in which they were, and the ideal ones which were feeling lost and which were yearning for their own epoch. The poems La Araucana, Purén Indómito and Las Guerras de Chile, rescued this topic to understand their own moment, granting to the literary tradition a historical value, on granting sense to their testimonies and experiences.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The myth of the ages on Chilean lands
|Number of pages
|Anales de Literatura Hispanoamericana
|Published - 2010
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Literature and Literary Theory