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

The Politics of Spanish American 'Modernismo'

By Exquisite Design

Hardcover Published: 28th September 1997
ISBN: 9780521572491
Number Of Pages: 192

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The Politics of Spanish American "Modernismo" elucidates the professional and literary means through 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 current debates about modernity and the colonial/postcolonial condition in nineteenth-century Hispanic literatures.

"...presents scholars...with a very innovative and fresh outlook on the modernistas literary production." Canadian Review of Comparative Literature "The Politics of Spanidh-American Modernismo is a useful heuristic device..." Mark Falcoff, The New Criterion

A re-evaluation of the Modernistas' detachment
The reino interior
Poetry and the performance of cultural meaning: Dario's Salutacion del Optimista
Sculpting Spanish America: Rodo's Ariel
Founding a transnational cultural literacy: the modernista literary reviews
The excesses of Spanish American Modernismo
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521572491
ISBN-10: 0521572495
Series: Cambridge Studies in Latin American and Iberian Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th September 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.45