Spanish Poetry of the Twentieth Century: Modernity and Beyond

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"The first English-language history published in the United States to examine the sweep of modern Spanish verse. Debicki, more importantly, is the first to situate Spanish poetry in the context of European modernity, to trace its trajectory from the symbolists to the post-modernists. See other books in the series Studies in Romance Languages.

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Overview

"The first English-language history published in the United States to examine the sweep of modern Spanish verse. Debicki, more importantly, is the first to situate Spanish poetry in the context of European modernity, to trace its trajectory from the symbolists to the post-modernists. See other books in the series Studies in Romance Languages.

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Library Journal
Aware that all literary history is speculative and necessarily inconclusive, Debicki, veteran authority on the poetry of modern Spain, traces its vibrant trajectory by studying shifts in sensibility and expression rather than forcing authors into neat blocks. Yet Debicki's New Criticism sometimes gives the analysis a sanitized flavor-Lorca "died" instead of being "executed"; the homosexuality of Lorca, Cernuda, and Gil de Biedma is ignored; and there is little explanation of why only three of Spain's most prominent poets remained in the country once Franco came to power. Nonetheless, Debicki's survey is consistently insightful and unbiased, and it is invaluable as a guide to this remarkably exuberant genre in a country that can't seem to get enough of it. Recommended for academic libraries.-Jack Shreve, Allegany Community Coll., Cumberland, Md.
Booknews
Avoiding the rigid generational schemes and catalogs of names found in traditional Hispanic literary histories, Debicki examines the sweep of modern Spanish verse, which he situates in the context of European modernity, tracing its trajectory from the symbolists to the postmodernists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813108353
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Language: Elamite
  • Series: Studies in Romance Languages Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Apogee of Modernity in Spain, 1915-1928 8
2 Currents in Spanish Modernity, 1915-1939 30
3 After the War, 1940-1965 55
4 New Directions for Spanish Poetry, 1956-1970 98
5 The Postmodern Time of the Novisimos, 1966-1980 134
6 The Evolution of Postmodern Poetry, 1978-1990 179
Conclusion 218
Notes 221
Works Cited 239
Index 249
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