The Politics of Spanish American 'Modernismo': By Exquisite Design

The Politics of Spanish American 'Modernismo': By Exquisite Design

by Gerard Aching
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Cambridge University Press
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The Politics of Spanish American 'Modernismo': By Exquisite Design

The Politics of Spanish American Modernismo elucidates the professional and literary means through which Spanish American modernistas negotiated a cultural politics of rapprochement with Spain and Europe in order to differentiate their Americanness from that of the United States. Gerard Aching argues that these turn-of-the-century men of letters were in fact responsible for the burgeoning role that intellectuals and writers had (and continue to have) in defining pan-Hispanicism. Aching's arguments contribute to current debates about modernity and the colonial/postcolonial condition in 19th-century Hispanic literatures.

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ISBN-13: 9780521153812
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/24/2010
Series: Cambridge Studies in Latin American and Iberian Literature Series , #11
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. A reevaluation of the Modernistas' detachment; 2. The reino interior; 3. Poetry and the performance of cultural meaning: Darío's 'Salutación del optimista'; 4. Sculpting Spanish America: Rodó's Ariel; 5. Founding a transnational cultural literacy: the modernista literary reviews; 6. The 'excesses' of Spanish American modernismo; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography of works cited; Index.

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