Studies in Spanish-American literature

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byIsaac Goldberg

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... STUDIES IN SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE CHAPTER I THE "MODERNISTA" RENOVATION The study of that phase of recent Spanish-American letters which has been rather loosely and inexpressively, if popularly, termed "Modernism" forms one of the most interesting adventures in comparative literature. For in its broader implications it is not a phenomenon restricted to Castilian and Ibero-American writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, but rather an aspect of a spirit that inundated the world of western thought during that era. The English language contributed such influences as Whitman, Rossetti, Swinburne, Stevenson, Wilde, Kipling; in Germany, Sudermann and Hauptmann dominated the stage, while Nietzsche launched forth to subjugate foreign thought under the yoke of his super-philosophy, which was, even more, poetry and vaticination; in Russia, Garshin, Korolenko, Chekhov and Gorki came to the fore; Isben and Bjoernsen spoke in different voices for Scandinavia; from Italy sounded the song of d'Annunzio; above all, from France, through which the Spanish-Americans absorbed so much of the foreign influence, echoed the labors of the Parnassians and the Symbolist-Decadents. And into the subsequent productions of the "modernists," both the mere 1 imitators and the genuine spirits striving for self-expression, filtered something from all the schools and movements of the various nations. It is an age of spiritual unrest; on all sides the word "free" flings its challenge to the breeze. Free verse, free love, free music, free woman; there is a riot of emancipation that crystallizes into the one great freedom,--a free self. The quest for that liberty lies over treacherous paths and in its name are committed many crimes, literary as well as political. This, howeve...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... STUDIES IN SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE CHAPTER I THE "MODERNISTA" RENOVATION The study of that phase of recent Spanish-American lette...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021705787X

ISBN - 13:9780217057875

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