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A Generation of Spanish Poets 1920-1936 : Major European Authors - C. B. Morris

A Generation of Spanish Poets 1920-1936

Major European Authors

Paperback

Published: 23rd April 1979
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This critical study of the group of remarkably talented poets who flourished in Spain between the First World War and the Spanish Civil War includes copious quotations accompanied by English prose translations. Mr Morris treats his poets as a group, showing how they shared certain themes and attitudes. He begins with a general study of the generation as a whole and then examines the use of tradition; the zest and levity of the Jazz Age; the exaltation of life as a shared attitude; then its converse; the escape from life; and finally the expression in complex imagery of personal tensions and disturbances. These are often 'difficult' poets, but become less so when they are sympathetically examined in this way and in relation to earlier literary traditions. Mr Morris enables the reader to take bearings and establish relationships which are enhanced by reproductions of photographs of the poets.

List of plates
Acknowledgements
Introduction: 'The brilliant Pleiad'
Old poetry, new poets
The game of poetry: Guill©n, Lorca, Alberti, Salinas
In praise of creation: Guill©n, Aleixandre
The closed door: Altolaguirre, Prados, Cernuda, Salinas
The broken rhythm: Aleixandre, Cernuda, Alberti, Lorca
Epilogue: after the war
Notes
Bio-bibliographical Appendix
Glossary
Index
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ISBN: 9780521294812
ISBN-10: 0521294819
Series: Major European Authors
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 23rd April 1979
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.41