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Author Debicki, Andrew Peter.

Title Spanish poetry of the twentieth century : modernity and beyond / Andrew P. Debicki
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [1994]
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Description 1 online resource (261 pages)
Series Studies in Romance languages ; 37
Studies in Romance languages (Lexington, Ky.) ; 37
Contents 1. The Apogee of Modernity in Spain, 1915-1928 -- 2. Currents in Spanish Modernity, 1915-1939 -- 3. After the War, 1940-1965 -- 4. New Directions for Spanish Poetry, 1956-1970 -- 5. The Postmodern Time of the Novisimos, 1966-1980 -- 6. The Evolution of Postmodern Poetry, 1978-1990
Summary Twentieth-century Spanish poetry has received comparatively little attention from critics writing in English. Andrew Debicki now presents the first English-language history published in the United States to examine the sweep of modern Spanish verse. More important, he is the first to situate Spanish poetry in the context of European modernity, to trace its trajectory from the symbolists to the postmodernists
Avoiding the rigid generational schemes and catalogs of names found in traditional Hispanic literary histories, Debicki offers detailed discussions of salient books and texts to construct an original and compelling view of his subject. He demonstrates that contemporary Spanish verse is rooted in the modern tradition and poetics that see the text as a unique embodiment of complex experiences
He then traces the evolution of that tradition in the early decades of the century and its gradual disintegration from the 1950s to the present as Spanish poetry came to reflect features of the postmodern, especially the poetics of text as process rather than as product
By centering his study on major periods and examining within each the work of poets of different ages, Debicki develops novel perspectives. The late 1960s and early 1970s, for example, were not merely the setting for a new aestheticist generation but an era of exceptional creativity in which both established and new writers engendered a profound, intertextual, and often self-referential lyricism
This book will be essential reading for specialists in modern Spanish letters, for advanced students, and for readers interested in comparative literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-247) and index
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Subject Spanish poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813170087 (electronic bk.)
9780813170084 (electronic bk.)