, Volume 97, Issue 4, pp 691–709 | Cite as

‘Mi voz se ha perdido en las esquinas del aire y del olvido’: Agency, Genre, and the Loss of Voice in Ana María Martínez Sagi’s País de la ausencia (1938–1940)

  • John A. McCullochEmail author


This article examines two poems from the critically neglected collection País de la ausencia (1938–1940) by the Catalan poet Ana María Martínez Sagi. Drawing on the theoretical work of Deleuze, Guattari and Manuel De Landa, the article examines the strategies of signification within the poems, taking into consideration the materiality of poetic form, and argues that Sagi’s voice encapsulates the lost voice of the ‘vencidos’, not through recourse to political discourse, but by retreating into the sphere of memory and nostalgia.


Spanish poetry Spanish Civil War Exile Francoist Spain  Theory Deleuze and Guattari Manuel De Landa 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Hetherington Building, Bute Gardens University of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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