Between essentialism and modernity

Silvina Schammah Gesser (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Brighton, Reino Unido. SUSSEX Academic Press. ISBN. 9781845193843. Agosto de 2016. 320 págs. Encuadernado.

PVP EUR 94,00 (4% IVA incluido)

Este nuevo libro explora el papel jugado por artistas e intelectuales que construyeron y diseminaron varias imágenes que polarizaron la imagen de la España previa a la guerra civil.

La convergencia de los discursos modernos y esenciales, especialmente en la literatura y la poesía de la “Generación del 27”, crearon fisuras entre las visiones de las estéticas y la ideología que cruzaban el país.


También podemos ofrecer la edición en rústica – tapa blanda – con ISBN. 9781845197827, con un precio de EUR 37,00 (4% IVA incluido).


Extracto del índice:

Preface by Series Editor Tim Rees


I Dangerous Liaisons: Aesthetics, Identities and Politics

II Essentialism/Modernity

III Essentialist and Modern Imageries: An Historical Overview

IV Intellectuals, the Avant-Garde and Intelligentsia

Chapter One

Identity Crisis and Reverence for Modernity

I The Shaping of National Images

II Distressing Modernity: Miguel de Unamuno as Prophet  of Doom

III Triggering Modernity: Ortega y Gasset as Disciplined  Mentor

Chapter Two

Alternative Images of Modernity

I From Imperialism to National-Socialist Catalonianism

II Noucentisme: Modernity in an Authoritarian Mode

III Bizkaitarrismo: An Essentialist Reaction to Modernity

IV The Hermes Paradox

V Unamuno and His Double

Chapter Three

Primorriverismo, an Authoritarian Undertaking

I Myths and Corporatism

II The Intellectuals’ Response: Between Proselytism and Contempt

Chapter Four

The Creation of Madrid’s Avant-Garde

I Institutional Contexts

(a) Catching Up with Modernity: The Institución Libre de Enseñanza

(b) La Residencia de Estudiantes: A Spanish “Oxbridge”

(c) El Centro de Estudios Históricos: ‘Professionalizing’ the Humanities and ‘Nationalizing’ Tradition

II Pioneers, Itineraries and Publications

(a) Ramón, L’Enfant Terrible

(b) Rafael Cansinos Assens, the Embodiment of a Literato

(c) Ortega’s Dehumanized Art Versus Neo-Popularism

(d) The Journal Circles

III Between Avant-Gardism and Hispanic Baroque

(a) Dadaist Provocation or Auto de Fe? Disquieting Images  in the Commemoration of Don Luis de Góngora

Chapter Five

The Emergence of an Urban Intelligentsia

I Competing Discourses of National Renewal

II Partnerships for Change: Down with Monarchy and Dictatorship!

III “New Romanticism” and “National Syndicalism”: Opposites that Converge?

Chapter Six

The “People” in Rafael Alberti’s Proletarian Vision of Culture

I In Search of a Modern Spanish Identity

(a) A Vanguardist Crisis

(b) The Political Turn: The Artist as Republican?

(c) The Russian Connection

(d) The Octubre Project

(e) The Marxism of an Gaditano Poet

Chapter Seven

The “Nation” in Ernesto Giménez Caballero’s Aestheticization of Politics

I Autodidactism: The Personal Search of a Petit Bourgeois Madrilenian

(a) The Moroccan Experience

(b) Imperial Circuit, The Italian Connection

(c) Vanguard Techniques, Reactionary Messages

(d) La Gaceta Literaria in a Fascist Key

(e) Mythmaking and the Resurgence of the Nation





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