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Spain'S 1898 Crisis - Joseph Harrison

Spain'S 1898 Crisis

By: Joseph Harrison (Editor), Alan Hoyle (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 2000
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This volume examines the significance of probably the most famous year in modern Spanish culture. Following Spain's ignominious defeat in the Spanish American War of 1898, the country lost the final remnants of its once great empire in the New World, the Caribbean islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Essays focus on Spain's crisis of identity, the brilliant generation of writers who responded to it, the gap that the Cuban Disaster exposed between tradition and modernity, and the consequences for Spain and its former colonies in the post colonial era.

List of Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introduction: the historical background to the crisis of 1898p. 1
Introduction: the intellectual debatep. 9
Regenerationism
Tackling national decadence: economic regenerationism in Spain after the colonial debaclep. 55
Unamuno and the Restoration political project: a re-evaluationp. 68
Amor y pedagogia: an object lesson in biographyp. 81
Horrible childrenp. 91
Ramiro de Maeztu: hispanidad and the search for a surrogate imperialismp. 105
Modernism
El '98' que nunca existiop. 121
Authority or authenticity? The battle of the cultures at the millennial crossroadsp. 132
The 'feminine element': fin-de-siecle Spain, modernity, and the woman writerp. 146
Deconstructing the binaries of enfrentismo: Jose-Maria Llanas Aguilaniedo's Navegar pintoresco and the finisecular novelp. 156
Noventaiocho y novela: lo viejo y lo nuevop. 170
The function of landscape in Baroja's La lucha por la vidap. 181
Constructing the 98: Perez de Ayala's 1942 prologue to Troteras y danzaderasp. 195
La percepcion sensorial y el texto modernistap. 205
Modernism and imperialismp. 216
Post-colonialism
One hundred years of solitude: 1898 and 1998 in the Cuban search for national identityp. 229
The Cuban War of Independence (1895-98) in West Indian literaturep. 242
El discurso femenino finisecular en Cuba: Aurelia del Castillo y otras voces en torno al 98p. 252
Popular and intellectual responses to 1898 in Puerto Ricop. 267
Rizal, the Philippines and 1898p. 279
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780719058622
ISBN-10: 0719058627
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2000
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52