Ariel

Ariel

by Jose Enrique Rodo
     
 

First published in 1900 Uruguay, Ariel is Latin America's most famous essay on esthetic and philosophical sensibility, as well as its most discussed treatise on hemispheric relations. Though Rodó protested the interpretation, his allegorical conflict between Ariel, the lover of beauty and truth, and Caliban, the evil spirit of materialism and

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First published in 1900 Uruguay, Ariel is Latin America's most famous essay on esthetic and philosophical sensibility, as well as its most discussed treatise on hemispheric relations. Though Rodó protested the interpretation, his allegorical conflict between Ariel, the lover of beauty and truth, and Caliban, the evil spirit of materialism and positivism, has come to be regarded as a metaphor for the conflicts and cultural differences between Latin America and the United States. Generations of statesmen, intellectuals, and literary figures have been formed by this book, either in championing its teachings or in reacting against them. This edition of Ariel, prepared especially with teachers and students in mind, contains a reader's guide to names, places, and important movements, as well as notes and a comprehensive annotated English/Spanish bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292703964
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
03/01/1988
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by James W. Symington
Prologue by Carlos Fuentes
Ariel
Reader's Reference
Annotated Bibliography
Index

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