Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The Tragic Batman Myth

Saul Lázaro Altamirano


Sábado en ciudad gótica (Saturday in Gotham City) is a poem by the Mexican writer Daniel Chávez. It uses the Batman figure as intertextual substrate. The poem creates meanings through extracts from scenes, states and atmospheres of Batman. The poetic text has a meaning that is completed with the symbolic world of the character. Thus, the image becomes an intertextual element of the poem. The result is a poetic text governed by a character of popular culture, whose image works as the anchor between the meanings of the two texts. Finally the scenes create the tragic myth of Batman.

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