A Companion to Spanish American Modernismo (Monografías A) by Aníbal González PDF

By Aníbal González

Modernismo, a literary flow of primary significance to Spanish the United States and Spain, happened on the flip of the 19th century, approximately from the Eighties to the Nineteen Twenties. it really is commonly considered as the 1st Spanish-language literary circulation that originated within the New global and that turned influential within the "Mother Country," Spain. characterised by way of the appropriation of French Symbolist aesthetics into Spanish-language literature, modernismo's different major features have been its cultural cosmopolitanism, its philological problem with language, literary historical past, and literary process, and its journalistic penchant for novelty and style. regardless of the attractiveness of modernista poetry, modernismo is now understood as a huge circulation whose impression used to be felt simply as strongly within the prose genres: the fast tale, the radical, the essay, and the journalistic cr??nica [chronicle]. Conceived as an creation to modernismo in addition to an account of the present cutting-edge of modernismo reviews, this booklet examines the movement's contribution to a number of the Spanish American literary genres, its major authors [from Mart?­ and N??jera to Dar?­o and Rod??], its social and historic context, and its carrying on with relevance to the paintings of up to date Spanish American authors comparable to Gabriel Garc?­a M??rquez, Sergio Ram?­rez, and Mario Vargas Llosa.

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Other segments of the book 44 ANÍBAL GONZÁLEZ offer a brief cultural history of Nicaragua, covering aspects as diverse as the ethnic background of the Nicaraguan people, the origins and development of Nicaraguan literature, and the character traits of Nicaraguan women. On a symbolic level, however, El viaje a Nicaragua is structured around an autobiographical and narrative voice that casts the tale of its return to its native land as a pilgrimage in search of peace, a return to the Origin, and a search for renewal.

One of the best commentaries on the topic of “illness” in post-romantic literature, and particularly in Decadence, is still Gian-Paolo Biasin, Literary Diseases: Theme and Metaphor in the Italian Novel (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1975), pp. 3–35. 22 Charles Baudelaire, Petits poèmes en prose, in Oeuvres complètes de Charles Baudelaire (Paris: Conard, 1926), p. 165. MODERNISmo and journalism 39 the fourteen crónicas he published in the Havana daily El País during the late 1880s under the title “Crónica semanal” (Weekly Chronicle) attest to his desultory struggle with the journalistic side of the crónicas.

53–8. For the Plato del día series, see Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera, Escritos inéditos de sabor satírico, “Plato del día”, ed. Boyd G. Carter and Mary Eileen Carter (Columbia, MS: University of Missouri Press, 1972).  Walter Benjamin, “Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century,” Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings (New York: Schocken Books, 1986), p. 154.  Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera, Cuentos completos y otras narraciones, ed. E. K. Mapes (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1958), p.

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