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Description - Tradition and Modernity in Spanish-American Literature by Adam Sharman

Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. Modernity in Spanish America has been viewed by a 'postmodern' cultural studies as a condition of the first half of the twentieth century whose major political, philosophical and cultural assumptions the region would do well to leave behind. This book explores a corpus of Spanish-American literary texts from that 'modern' period which dramatize the constitutive dynamics of modernity, in particular the legacy of the French Revolution, the logic of nationalism, the founding of the modern city, and the awkward relationship to both Western and indigenous traditions. Its argument is that one cannot so easily take leave of modernity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403974877
ISBN-10: 140397487X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 257
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Adam Sharman

Adam Sharman is Lecturer in Hispanic and Latin American Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has published on Spanish-American literature and critical theory, and is the editor of The Poetry and Poetics of Cesar Vallejo: The Fourth Angle of the Circle (1997).