Salette Tavares Biography

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The work of poet Salette Tavares is extremely varied. Her theoretical articles employ tenets from schools of art and literature as diverse as information theory (to which her friend Abraham Moles introduced her), the new aesthetics of Wilhelm Worringer, and structuralism (particularly its impact upon architecture, painting, and sculpture). While Tavares, as a poet, was concerned with invention and innovation, she also developed in her verse a sense of vigilance and attention that situated her in the tradition of mid-twentieth-century self-reflexive poetics. Her works also illustrate a dislike for Romantic confessionalism. Her preference for wordplay, often achieved through irony and self-irony, suggests the influence of baroque poetics and aesthetics, which she admired and studied throughout her life. Other important influences on Tavares's works derive from French surrealism and twentieth-century Spanish poetry--mainly that of Federico García Lorca. Some central themes of her poetry include the importance of...

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