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Author: Fontes, Manuel da Costa
Title: On Alfonso X’s ’Interrupted’ Encounter with a soldadeira
Date: 1997
Publication details: Revista de Estudios Hispanicos 31 (1997), 93-101. Reprinted In his Folklore and Literature: Studies in the Portuguese, Brazilian, Sephardic and Hispanic Oral Traditions (SUNY Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture, Albany: SUNY Press, 2000), 27-34.
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Commentary: Snow 2007: "On Alfonso's 'Fui eu poer a mão' (Lapa 14). Rejects any notion that the poem is autobiographical, but does a complete literary analysis, built on sexual metaphors shared in the Iberian tradition, that shows the humorous and slyly blasphemic nature of the soldadeira's paixon. Convincingly establishes that not only Good Friday, but that any Friday might have served for the poem's action."
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