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The Politics of Spanish American 'Modernismo' : By Exquisite Design - Gerard Aching

The Politics of Spanish American 'Modernismo'

By Exquisite Design


Published: 24th June 2010
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The Politics of Spanish American Modernismo, initially published in 1998, elucidates the professional and literary means by which Spanish American modernistas negotiated a cultural politics of rapprochement with Spain and Europe in order to differentiate their Americanness from that of the United States. Gerard Aching argues that these turn-of-the-century men of letters were in fact responsible for the burgeoning role that intellectuals and writers had (and continue to have) in defining pan-Hispanicism. Aching's arguments contribute to debates about modernity and the colonial/postcolonial condition in nineteenth-century Hispanic literatures. The interdisciplinary approach will appeal to scholars in literature, cultural studies, Latin American studies and history.

Review of the hardback: '[A] meticulous study'. The Times Literary Supplement
Review of the hardback: 'Aching's book successfully raises the argument for considering the modernistas as the first to create a collective discourse around Spanish-American cultural identity.' Bulletin of Spanish Studies

A reevaluation of the Modernistas' detachment
The reino interior
Poetry and the performance of cultural meaning: Darío's 'Salutación del optimista'
Sculpting Spanish America: Rodó's Ariel
Founding a transnational cultural literacy: the modernista literary reviews
The 'excesses' of Spanish American modernismo
Bibliography of works cited
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521153812
ISBN-10: 0521153816
Series: Cambridge Studies in Latin American and Iberian Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 24th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29