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The Dissonant Legacy of Modernismo: Lugones, Herrera y Reissig, and the Voices of Modern Spanish American Poetry Gwen Kirkpatrick

The Dissonant Legacy of Modernismo: Lugones, Herrera y Reissig, and the Voices of Modern Spanish American Poetry

Gwen Kirkpatrick

Published August 3rd 1989
ISBN : 9780520062337
Hardcover
240 pages
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This is a provocative new reading of a crucial and often misunderstood period of Spanish American literature. Most studies of modernismohave focused on the poetry of Rubén Darío and have noted the movements aestheticism and its unmistakable FrenchMoreThis is a provocative new reading of a crucial and often misunderstood period of Spanish American literature. Most studies of modernismohave focused on the poetry of Rubén Darío and have noted the movements aestheticism and its unmistakable French influences. Kirkpatrick concentrates instead on important negations of harmony and the movements internal dismantling of its own precepts. Major contradictions within the movement itself are revealed through the works of the Argentine Leopoldo Lugones and the Uruguayan Julio Herrera y Reissig. Extending her analysis to later writers such as Ramón López Velarde, César Vallejo, and Alfonsina Storni, Kirkpatrick shows the changes that foreshadow the more overt experiments of these poets and illuminates the continuity between the modernistas and later generations.