Studies In Spanish-american Literature

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byIsaac Goldberg

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... great men) by the necessity of the epoch. And although his specific ideas may be altered, subtracted from and added to, the basic element of his philosophy, from the very nature of its call for continuous readjustment to a changing environment, will itself long remain unchanged. He erected, not a system that attempted to include all psychological phenomena within the bounds of a rigid dogma--and dogma is all the more distasteful and harmful for being philosophic or scientific--but a strangely adaptable structure that from the very pliability of its nature may better resist those social changes that spell the downfall of more rigid systems. Modern Uruguay presents, in its intellectual development, a spectacle far out of proportion to the diminutive size of the republic. Out of years of strife has emerged a nation which, in the last half of the nineteenth century, produced such a galaxy of important figures as Samuel Blixen and Victor Perez Petit (representative of the naturalistic theatre), Carlos Reyles (influential in the field of the naturalistic novel) and Julio Herrera y Reissig, a modernist poet with an involved style quite his own. Rodo is of their generation,--a generation as rich in intellectual struggles as the previous years of the nation had been in the bloodier contest of the battlefield. Everywhere wages hot discussion of literature, politics and philosophy. In the very year of Rodo's birth was founded the University Club, later called the Ateneo (Atheneum) of Uruguay, in which the spirit of free investigation waged combat against cramping mental restrictions. Rodo was born in Montevideo of an "old and well-established house. It is significant that he received his education in the first lay school that was established in the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... great men) by the necessity of the epoch. And although his specific ideas may be altered, subtracted from and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021756254X

ISBN - 13:9780217562546

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