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Idle Fictions: The Hispanic Vanguard Novel, 1926-1934, Expanded edition [NOOK Book]

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The "idle fictions" of the vanguard novel of the 1920s and 1930s in Spain and Spanish America represented a kind of interlude of playfulness--a vacation or parenthetical insertion--in what was perceived as the established course of the modern Hispanic novel's development. Yet, as Pérez Firmat argues, though this genre saw itself as recreative and interstitial, it deliberately precipitated "a class war not between social classes but between literary classes." Concentrating on source material not widely available, ...
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Idle Fictions: The Hispanic Vanguard Novel, 1926-1934, Expanded edition

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Overview

The "idle fictions" of the vanguard novel of the 1920s and 1930s in Spain and Spanish America represented a kind of interlude of playfulness--a vacation or parenthetical insertion--in what was perceived as the established course of the modern Hispanic novel's development. Yet, as Pérez Firmat argues, though this genre saw itself as recreative and interstitial, it deliberately precipitated "a class war not between social classes but between literary classes." Concentrating on source material not widely available, Pérez Firmat reconstructs the reception these novels received at the time of their publication, then develops a reading of them based on the intellectual context of this reception. A new preface and an appendix on vanguard biographies have been added to this paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822382621
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication date: 9/22/1993
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 576 KB

Meet the Author

Gustavo Pérez Firmat is Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Studies and Professor in the Program in Literature, Duke University. He is the author of numerous books.

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Table of Contents



Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition


Introduction


Part One:
Criticism

1
The Vanguard Novel as a Discursive Category


2
A Pneumatic Aesthetics



Part Two:
Novels

3
Closed World


4
Decharacterization


5
From Palimpest to Pastiche


6
The Novel as Matrass



Conclusion: Hermes in and out of the Subway


Notes


Bibliography


Appendix: Vanguard Saints


Index

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