The Spanish American Crónica Modernista, Temporality and Material Culture

The Spanish American Crónica Modernista, Temporality and Material Culture

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This study explores how Spanish American modernista writers incorporated journalistic formalities and industry models through the crA³nica genre to advance their literary preoccupations. Through a variety of modernista writers, including JosAc MartAs, Amado Nervo, Manuel GutiAcrrez NAijera and RubAcn DarAso, Reynolds argues that extra-textual elements a€“ such as temporality, the material formats of the newspaper and book, and editorial influence a€“ animate the modernista movementa€™s literary ambitions and aesthetic ideology. Thus, instead of being stripped of an esteemed place in the literary sphere due to participation in the market-based newspaper industry, journalism actually brought modernismo closer to the writersa€™ desired artistic autonomy. Reynolds uncovers an original philosophical and sociological dimension of the literary forms that govern modernista studies, situating literary journalism of the movement within historical, economic and temporal contexts. Furthermore, he demonstrates that journalism of the movement was eventually consecrated in book form, revealing modernista intentionality for their mass-produced, seemingly utilitarian journalistic articles. The Spanish American CrA³nica Modernista, Temporality, and Material Culture thereby enables a better understanding of how the material textuality of the crA³nica impacts its interpretation and readership.The all-encompassing character of Art Nouveau, with its variance in style and theme, is founded in the contradictory and ... Possessing a focus for adornment and interior decorating, Art Nouveau was ideal for advertising to the bourgeoisanbsp;...

Title:The Spanish American Crónica Modernista, Temporality and Material Culture
Author: Andrew Reynolds
Publisher:Bucknell University Press - 2012-10-20

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