Spanish Reception of Russian Narratives, 1905-1939

June 2013
216 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
ISBN: 9781855662544
Format: Hardback
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Tamesis Books

Spanish Reception of Russian Narratives, 1905-1939

Transcultural Dialogics

Lynn C. Purkey

This book examines Spain's reception of Russo-Soviet literature and its relationship with Nuevo Romanticismo through the lens of Bakhtin's theories on the novel.
Drawing upon theories on the novel in Bakhtin's Dialogic Imagination, this book examines Nuevo Romanticismo through the lens of Russo-Soviet littérature engagée. The term Nuevo Romanticismo originated in José Díaz Fernández's eponymous essay and has been applied to a group of writers who exemplified a rehumanization of the field of Spanish cultural production. In contrast with the dehumanized tendencies noted by Ortega y Gasset, writers César Arconada, Ramón J. Sender, and Lusia Carnés combined avant-garde aesthetics and a deep preoccupation with the human condition, creating a model of politically engaged art in part through transcultural dialogues with Russian literary models. This study explores the deep connection between Spanish and Russian narratives immediately before and during the Second Republic, as well as themes as relevant today as nearly a century ago: the ethics of war, the new woman, and responses to machine culture in the modern age.

Lynn C. Purkey is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards a Definition of Nuevo Romanticismo
Dialogics through Translations and Travelogues
The Novel of Consciousness: Gorky, Díaz Fernández, Arderíus, and Benavides
Utopia and Dystopia: Factory Narratives
The New Woman and the Second Republic
Pacifist and War Prose
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