José Eduardo González
Date of this Version
Clarke, Karina A. Gaspar Octavio Hernández, Un Poeta Modernista. Diss. University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2018.
Panama is known empirically for its geography, climate and natural environment, so it is not surprising that the Afro-Panamanian writer and journalist, Gaspar Octavio Hernández (1893-1918) uses climate and natural conditions as inspirations for his writing. As a modernista, it is entirely plausible that Hernández was attracted to and compelled by both the process and the production of writing poetry. As we approach his work critically, it is evident that Hernández explores nature in his work and his acknowledgment thereof is the principal motivation of his poetry. From this point, Hernández establishes not only a framework for exploring themes identity, death, absence and the feminine figure, but he also demonstrates a clear awareness and a valid participation in the canon of Latin American Modernist poetry.
Advisor: José Eduardo González