The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture / Edition 1

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This book offers a comprehensive account of modern Spanish culture from its beginnings in the Revolution of 1868 to the present day. Specially-commissioned essays by leading experts analyze the historical and political background of modern Spain, the culture of major regions including Castile, Catalonia, and the Basque Country, and the country's literature. There are studies of painting, sculpture, architecture, cinema, dance, music, and the modern media. A chronology and guides to further reading assist in making the volume an invaluable introduction to the politics, literature and culture of modern Spain.

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"This book provides a thorough and penetrating view of modern Spain. The only book of its kind, The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture will help guide the reader through this complicated yet dazzling era in Spain's cultural history." Virginia Quarterly Review

"A perusal of Modern Spanish Culture will provide a feast of information and opinions on Spain, thus preparing the reader to understand the nation and its future as it surges into the twenty-first century." Espana Contemporanea

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521574297
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Chronology of major events; Glossary; Modern Spanish culture: an introduction David T. Gies; Part I. Culture: Centre and Periphery: 1. What does it mean to study modern Spanish culture? Stephanie Sieburth; 2. Spain as Castile: nationalism and national identity E. Inman Fox; 3. A cultural mapping of Catalonia Teresa M. Vilarós; 4. The Basque country Philip W. Silver; Part II. Culture and History: 5. History, politics and culture, 1875–1936 José Álvarez Junco; 6. History, politics and culture, 1936–1975 Carolyn P. Boyd; 7. History, politics and culture, 1975–1996 Santos Juliá; Part III. Culture and Prose: 8. Narrative in culture, 1868–1936 Roberta Johnson; 9. Narrative in culture, 1936–1975 Randolph D. Pope; 10. Narrative in culture, 1975–1996 Jo Labanyi; 11. Culture and the essay in modern Spain Thomas Mermall; Part IV. Culture and Poetry: 12. Poetry and culture, 1868–1936 Richard A. Cardwell; 13. Poetry and culture, 1936–1975 Andrew P. Debicki; 14. Poetry and culture, 1975–1996 Chris G. Perriam; Part V. Culture and Theatre: 15. Theatre and culture, 1868–1936 Dru Dougherty; 16. Theatre and culture, 1936–1996 Phyllis Zatlin; Part VI. Culture and the Arts: 17. Painting and sculpture in modern Spain José Martín Martínez; 18. Culture and cinema to 1975 Kathleen M. Vernon; 19. Culture and cinema, 1975–1996 Peter W. Evans; 20. A century of Spanish architecture Luis Fernández-Galiano; 21. Spanish music and cultural identity Roger D. Tinnell; 22. To live is to dance Laura Kumin; Part VII. Media: 23. The media in modern Spanish culture Philip Deacon; Index.

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