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Tradition and Modernity in Spanish American Literature : From DarÃo to Carpentier.

Author: Adam Sharman
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modernity in Spanish America has been viewed as a condition of the first half of the 20th century whose major political, philosophical and cultural assumptions the region would do well to leave behind. This book explores a corpus of Spanish-American literary texts from that 'modern' period which dramatize the constitutive dynamics of modernity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sharman, Adam.
Tradition and Modernity in Spanish American Literature : From DarÃo to Carpentier.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Sharman
ISBN: 9780230601413 0230601413
OCLC Number: 935263628
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Tradition and Modernity, Literature and Cultural Studies; 1 The Things that Travel: On Tradition and Modernity in Latin America; Introduction; Modernity as Material Reality and as a Philosophico-Aesthetic Concept; Latin American modernidad; Hybrid Cultures and One Postmodern Critique of Modernity; A Note on Names: Postmodernism, Postmodernity, or Late Capitalism; Modernity under Erasure, or, the Limits of Postmodern Relativism; 2 Culture Is (Not) Ordinary: The Secrets of the Slow in the Public Sphere; La ideología de lo culto moderno. Note on the Word CultureA Paradigmatic History of Latin American Cultural Studies; Modernism and Hegemony; Globalization and the Fast and Slow Economies of Art; 3 Fieldwork: Cultural Studies and the Problem of Tradition; To Create Is to Resist; The Immanence of Cultural Studies and Hermeneutics; The Question of Context; The Politics of the Question of Context, or, Avant-Garde Subalternism and the Problem of Tradition; Articulation versus Homology; 4 Modernismo, Positivism, and (Dis)inheritance in the Discourse of Literary History; History and Modernity; Autonomy Domine; El cuchillo divisor. LEMA: Arte y progresoHistory and the Proper Name; Rituals; 5 Vallejo, Semicolonialism, and Poetemporality; Postcolonial Theory on Semicolonial Times; The Ghost of Lenin; Symbolist Imperial Nostalgias; The (Peruvian) Western Discourse of Modernity; Poetemporality; Two Alternatives for Trilce VI; The Peruvian (Western) Discourse of Modernity; 6 Borges and a Differently Colored History; The History of Eternity; The Question of Modernity (and Tradition); A Personal (Platonic) Theory of Eternity; The Eternal Return: '44, '46, '43, '44, '46 . . .; The Context of Nationalism; Otra historia. 7 Rulfo and the Mexican Roman TrinityTransculturation; Pedro Páramo and the Mexican Roman Trinity; ""Luvina"" and the Time of Tradition; The Origins of Technique; Demo(cra)tic Design; Conclusion; 8 This Is Not a Revolution: Carpentier on the Age of Enlightenment; Of Ripe Immaturity: Enlightenment and Popular Culture; The Two Functions of Religion: Birthright and Grand Narrative; The Grand Narrative of Nature; Narrative Art and Magic; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.

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Modernity in Spanish America has been viewed as a condition of the first half of the 20th century whose major political, philosophical and cultural assumptions the region would do well to leave behind. This book explores a corpus of Spanish-American literary texts from that 'modern' period which dramatize the constitutive dynamics of modernity.

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