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      Una esperanza matinal: las dimensiones de la luz en Walden Translated title: One Morning Hope: The Dimensions of Light in Walden

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          En el presente ensayo se indaga sobre las diferentes ideas e imágenes asociadas con el fenómeno de la luz (el sol, la aurora, el fuego, la primavera, etc.) en Walden, la obra capital de Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). En este contexto se defiende la tesis de que un sentido particular de continuidad e incluso totalidad prevalece a lo largo del texto alrededor del imaginario de la luz. Así, se propone la categoría de "redefinición" o "depuración" como clave interpretativa para comprender la importancia de la luz en Walden, prestando además atención a las fuentes que Thoreau emplea con el fin de legitimar narrativamente las diferentes dimensiones de la misma. Finalmente, el ensayo establece un nexo entre el proceso depurativo asociado con el imaginario de la luz y la noción de esperanza.

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          This paper investigates the various ideas and images associated with the phenomenon of light (the Sun, dawn, fire, springtime, etc.) in Walden, the masterpiece of Henry D. Thoreau (1817-1862). In this context, it is argued that a peculiar form of continuity and even totality prevails throughout the book surrounding the imagery of light. The category of "redefinition" or "depuration" is thus put forward as key to understanding the importance of light in Walden, bringing attention at the same time to the sources Thoreau relied upon in order to legitimate narratively its various dimensions. Finally, the essay establishes a link between the depurative process associated with light imagery and the notion of hope.

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                Acta poética
                Acta poét
                Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas (Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico )
                0185-3082
                2448-735X
                December 2013
                : 34
                : 2
                : 171-188
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                [01] orgnameUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México orgdiv1Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias
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                S0185-30822013000200009 S0185-3082(13)03400200009
                d4f78bdc-07f5-4cb0-8961-936c3a877458

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                : 20 January 2013
                : 18 May 2013
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                Henry D. Thoreau,luz y religión,imágenes de la luz,Thoreau y Romanticismo,Walden,light and religion,light imagery,Thoreau and Romanticism

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