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eBook Modernismo, Modernity, and the Development of Spanish American Literature (Texas Pan American Series) ePub

by Cathy L. Jrade

  • ISBN: 0292740492
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Cathy L. Jrade
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press (January 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 205
  • ePub book: 1182 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1394 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 163

Description

Winner, A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

Modernismo arose in Spanish American literature as a confrontation with and a response to modernizing forces that were transforming Spanish American society in the later nineteenth century. In this book, Cathy L. Jrade undertakes a full exploration of the modernista project and shows how it provided a foundation for trends and movements that have continued to shape literary production in Spanish America throughout the twentieth century.

Jrade opens with a systematic consideration of the development of modernismo and then proceeds with detailed analyses of works-poetry, narrative, and essays-that typified and altered the movement's course. In this way, she situates the writing of key authors, such as Rubén Darío, José Martí, and Leopoldo Lugones, within the overall modernista project and traces modernismo's influence on subsequent generations of writers.

Jrade's analysis reclaims the power of the visionary stance taken by these creative intellectuals. She firmly abolishes any lingering tendency to associate modernismo with affectation and effete elegance, revealing instead how the modernistas' new literary language expressed their profound political and epistemological concerns.

Comments

Nuadabandis Nuadabandis
This is an excellent book about Spanish-American Modernismo. Professor Jrade does a particularly excellent job of placing the Modernismo movement in its historical and socio-political contexts, while at the same time showing its wider effects on later movements and cultural developments in Latin America and beyond. Anyone interested in Spanish literature (or indeed literature in general) would find this work highly enjoyable, informative, and thought-provoking.
Stoneshaper Stoneshaper
Very informative read. The book outlines key writers that are representative of this game-changing literary era.