Simon, Robert. Blanca Andreu, Galicia, and the New Iberian Mysticism: From Post-Mortem to Post-Mystic. Lexington, 2019.

  • Anton García-Fernández The University of Tennessee at Martin
Keywords: Galicia, mysticism, contemporary, Iberian Studies


The poetry of Galician-born Spanish-language author Blanca Andreu has garnered increasing critical attention as of late, particularly from a postmodernist perspective that concentrates on issues such as linguistic choice, nationalism, and her role as a female poet. This 2019 study by Georgia’s Kennesaw State University professor Robert Simon takes a markedly different approach to Andreu’s work by focusing on the mystical elements present in her poetry and inscribing her within the wider framework of a so-called New Iberian Mysticism.