Displacing the Father: Male Homosexual Desire and Identity in Cernuda's Later Love Poetry
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This article is part of a wider project which aims to introduce a range of new issues and theoretical perspectives into critical writing on Luis Cernuda's poetry. One of the main objectives of this project is to stimulate further analysis and a greater understanding of male homosexual desire and identity as they are represented in Cernuda's later poetry. In this article, I draw on Leo Bersani's account of the modulation of sadism by masochism in male homosexual desire and argue that, in Cernuda's later love poetry, gay male identity is not fixed within the oppressively disciplinarian limitations of identity.