Quixotic Modernists: Reader Gender in Tristana, Trigo, and Martinez Sierra (Hardback)
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Quixotic Modernists: Reader Gender in Tristana, Trigo, and Martinez Sierra (Hardback)

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Hardback 220 Pages / Published: 01/02/2007
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Quixotic Modernists gives close readings of two novels by two little-studied writers of the early twentieth century in Spain, Felipe Trigo's Les ingenues (1909) and Maria Marinez Sierra's Tu eres la paz (1906), in relation to the canonical Tristana by Benito Perez Galdos, Spain's greatest nineteenth-century novelist. By doing so, the study reveals the modern message (regarding gender), and modernist qualities of the prose of these works. Included are discussions of Quijote intertexts, proverbial language and tactics, the angel and the "muder-nina," flower, water, and animal imagery, and visual arts in relation to gender definition. Also included are contemporary responses to the novels and material about the authors' lives and Spain's social conditions in the early twentieth century. Quixotic Modernists integrates these themes into a study of the novelization of difficulties in transforming contemporary gender and class roles. In all three authors' works, this process of change in roles for both men and women becomes a quixotic enterprise, in which artists as/and characters search to reconnect with an elusive material, social body.

Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9781611482683
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 621 g
Dimensions: 243 x 168 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Full of informative and detailed close readings simultaneously put into their broader literary and historical contexts, focusing on the particularities of Spanish modernization and modernity while tracing the links of the late nineteenth-century literary texts to the Golden Age, this book is illuminating and necessary for anyone interested in the literature and gender issues of Spain's late nineteenth century." -- Susan Larson * University Of Kentucky, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, vol. 12, Dec 2008 *

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