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Spanish Language and Literature

2011

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Champourcin, Ernestina De (1905-1999), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Champourcin, Ernestina De (1905-1999), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

Arguably the most celebrated woman poet of Spain's Generation of 1927, Champourcin went into exile in Mexico at the conclusion of the civil war (1936-1939) with her husband, poet Juan Jose Domenchina. She lived there until her 1972 return to Spain. Champourcin's poetry evolves from the emphasis on emotions and formal experimentation to mysticism and the remembrance of her past. Her first book, En silencio (1926; In Silence), contains poems clearly influenced by romanticism and modernism. Subsequent poetry collections, such as La voz en el viento (1931; The Voice in the Wind), follow avant-garde tendencies and present a ...


Gala, Antonio (1936- ), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Gala, Antonio (1936- ), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

This Spanish playwright, poet, novelist, and columnist is one of that country's best-selling authors. Characters in Gala's literature are marginalized by society: they include women, homosexuals, prostitutes, and Muslims, among others. Some works are set in the historical past but represent current national situations. His prose contains lyrical elements, symbols, and references to myths


Generation Of 1914 In Spain, Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Generation Of 1914 In Spain, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

This group of Spanish writers wrote in the period between modernism and the Generation of 1898 and the 1920s avant-garde tendencies. It has also been called novecentismo (in Catalan noucentisme) to refer to these authors' different, innovative understanding of literature and art. "1914" was chosen to label this generation because it marked the outbreak of World War I and because José Ortega y Gasset, the movement's main figure, delivered a talk that year on old and new politics.


Lyceum Club Femenino, Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Lyceum Club Femenino, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

This Spanish cultural association, created in 1926 by women in Madrid, followed the model of other European and American women's groups at that time. It functioned as a meeting place for women to share experiences and as a cultural center that offered workshops, lectures, and exhibitions by notable national and international intellectuals.


Jiménez, Juan Ramón (1881-1958), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Jiménez, Juan Ramón (1881-1958), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

One of 20th-century Spain's most noted poets, he was born in Moguer, Andalusia. When the Spanish Civil War broke out (1936), Jiménez and his wife, Zenobia Camprubí, left Spain and spent the rest of their lives in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the United States. In 1956, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.


Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio (1875-1939), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio (1875-1939), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

Born in Seville, he is considered one of the most outstanding poets in 20th-century Spain and the linchpin poet of Spain's Generation of 1898. After spending time in Paris, he worked as a French teacher in Soria, and later lived in Segovia and Madrid. To escape Francoist troops at the end of the Spanish Civil War, Machado went into exile in Collioure, France, dying there soon after. In his pocket was found his last poem: "Estos días azules y este sol de la infancia" ("These azure days and this sun of childhood"). For Machado, poetry served to capture the ...


Maeztu Whitney, Ramiro De (1875-1936), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Maeztu Whitney, Ramiro De (1875-1936), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

A key member of Spain's Generation of 1898, this journalist, essayist, and public intellectual lived in Paris, Havana, and London, and traveled throughout Germany and Italy as a war correspondent during World War I. He also served as Spanish ambassador to Argentina from 1928 until 1930, representing Primo de Rivera's dictatorship


Postmodernidad Y Metaficción En Hipótesis (1975), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Postmodernidad Y Metaficción En Hipótesis (1975), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

En su tercera novela, Guerra Garrido explora las posibilidades de que una máquina produzca una narrativa de ficción. El título implica precisamente la duda de si este tipo de escritura es factible y apunta el carácter experimental y lúdico que encierra la novela. Sin embargo, Hipótesis va más allá de las vicisitudes de un personaje escritor en busca de los últimos avances tecnológicos para la consecución de una obra enteramente nueva y original. Los otros cuatro personajes que aparecen en sus páginas adquieren tanta relevancia argumental como el escritor, a pesar de que se convierten en los protagonistas de la ...


Review Of Germán Labrador Méndez, Letras Arrebatadas: Poesía Y Química En La Transición Española, Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Review Of Germán Labrador Méndez, Letras Arrebatadas: Poesía Y Química En La Transición Española, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

En este libro, Labrador Méndez analiza la literatura que se cultivó en España bajo la influencia de la droga durante la Transición, período que, desde una perspectiva amplia, el autor sitúa entre 1970 y 1986. En concreto, el volumen se enfoca en la poesía de esa época, considerándola como ejemplo de lo que Deleuze y Guattari denominan ‘literatura menor’, una literatura cuya enunciación se produce desde el margen en momentos de transformación sociopolítica para ‘convertirse en portavoz de un colectivo menor’ (27). Para Labrador Méndez, esta poesía ilustra el concepto de ars vitae, por el cual el poeta vampiriza el ...


Otero Muñoz, Blas De (1916-1979), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Otero Muñoz, Blas De (1916-1979), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

Along with Gabriel Celaya and Ángela Figuera, he is one of Spain's most notable social poets of the 1950s and 1960s. Due to his fervent opposition to Francoism, he lived for periods of times in France, the USSR, China, and Cuba. His poetry shows an evolution from personal to collective concerns.


Torrente Ballester, Gonzalo (1910-1999), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Torrente Ballester, Gonzalo (1910-1999), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

A literary critic, columnist, and professor, this most relevant novelist of 20th-century Spain belonged to the Generation of 1936. Despite his cooperation with right-wing Falange intellectuals, during the Francoist dictatorship some of his novels suffered censorship and he was fired from one job for having supported strikers in Asturias. Although Torrente Ballester wrote six plays, he is most known for his more than 20 novels.


Las Novias De Concha Espina: Amor Durante La Guerra Civil Española, Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Las Novias De Concha Espina: Amor Durante La Guerra Civil Española, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

En este ensayo se comparan dos novelas escritas por Concha Espina durante la Guerra Civil Española: Retaguardia: Imágenes de vivos y de muertos (1937) y Las alas invencibles: Novela de amores, de aviación y de libertad (1938), en las que se confiere protagonismo al personaje femenino de la novia. Partiendo de los estudios que interrelacionan el género y la nación, se analizan la construcción de la novia y la función que para la autora la mujer y la relación amorosa desempeñan en el proyecto nacional. Las novias se erigen como personificaciones alegóricas de España por su conexión con el paisaje ...


El Adiós Del Exiliado: Las Rutas De La Memoria En Pilar De Zubiaurre, Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

El Adiós Del Exiliado: Las Rutas De La Memoria En Pilar De Zubiaurre, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

Como numerosos exiliados, Pilar de Zubiaurre (Garai, Bizkaia, 1884-México D. F., 1970) se despidió de su tierra en dos ocasiones: al cruzar la frontera con Francia y al tomar allí posteriormente un barco rumbo a América. En la entrada de su diario del 12 de septiembre de 1938 mostraba así su reacción ante la huida al país vecino: «Estos días he llenado mis ojos de estas montañas y mar que aún son tierra española, para llevarlas tan dentro que las contemple con los ojos cerrados cuando esté a miles de kilómetros de aquí» (Zubiaurre 299). Ya en México, Zubiaurre recuerda ...