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Abstract

This essay examines the different vanguard elements in the work of Ernestina de Champourcin, an important member of the Generation of ’27 (Generación del 27). She has been somehow forgotten as an influential member who introduced a new concept of love and desire, reshaping the Spanish poetry of her time. She publishedAhora, La voz en el viento and Cántico Inúti in which she expresses her passion and desire as a modern woman. She was looking for an absolute beauty as she called the exact moment of her transcendence. De Champourcin uses her lover as the vehicle for communication and transcendence. She combines the use of the human senses, synesthesia, the power of nature, sensuality and the strong desire for transcendence trough her lover to create vanguardist poetry. De Champourcin is the pioneer of this new concept of love during her generation and an important female poet included in the Anthology of Gerardo Diego of 1934.

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