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Bello and Bolivar: Poetry and Politics in the Spanish American Revolution - Cambridge Studies in Latin American and Iberian Literature 6 (Hardback)
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Bello and Bolivar: Poetry and Politics in the Spanish American Revolution - Cambridge Studies in Latin American and Iberian Literature 6 (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 07/05/1992
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As Andres Bello predicted in 1823, the glory of Simon Bolivar has continued to grow since the Spanish American Revolution. The Revolution is still viewed as an almost mythical quest, and the name of the Libertador has become synonymous with the region's hopes for integration. In this 1992 book, the official history of the Revolution - the heroic history of Bolivar - is replaced by the account of Bello, who was first Bolivar's teacher and later his critic. Through a detailed study of the manuscripts of Bello's unfinished poem America, Antonio Cussen reconstructs Bello's version of the Revolution and seeks to understand its political and cultural consequences. The author argues that Bello recorded the disintegration of the Augustan model of power and intimated the inevitable approach of liberalism with a certain longing for the classical culture of his youth.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521412483
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a terrific book. The dramatic and forceful personalities of Spanish America's independence period have been well documented and their place in the world military history amply secured. With this book, Antonio Cussen resurrects the intellectual and cultural milieu within which Spanish America's independence generation existed, and reminds us just how much ideas and words mattered to them." H-Net Reviews
"...a fascinating and eminently readable narrative about two historical figures (yes, even the bookish Bello) that I and many others find profoundly seductive." Elizabeth Garrels, Latin American Literary Review

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