By Aníbal González
Modernismo, a literary stream of basic value to Spanish the United States and Spain, happened on the flip of the 19th century, approximately from the Eighteen Eighties to the Nineteen Twenties. it's broadly considered as the 1st Spanish-language literary circulate that originated within the New global and that turned influential within the "Mother Country," Spain. characterised via the appropriation of French Symbolist aesthetics into Spanish-language literature, modernismo's different major features have been its cultural cosmopolitanism, its philological obstacle with language, literary background, and literary process, and its journalistic penchant for novelty and type. regardless of the elegance of modernista poetry, modernismo is now understood as a extensive circulation whose impression used to be felt simply as strongly within the prose genres: the fast tale, the radical, the essay, and the journalistic cr??nica [chronicle]. Conceived as an creation to modernismo in addition to an account of the present state-of-the-art of modernismo stories, this ebook examines the movement's contribution to a few of the Spanish American literary genres, its major authors [from Mart? and N??jera to Dar?o and Rod??], its social and historic context, and its carrying on with relevance to the paintings of up to date Spanish American authors corresponding to Gabriel Garc?a M??rquez, Sergio Ram?rez, and Mario Vargas Llosa.
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Esther Allen (New York: Penguin Classics, 2002), pp. 44–6. MODERNISmo and journalism 27 mous object rather than a mere vehicle for conveying ideas. At the same time, the modernistas used the crónicas to express their anticapitalist, artisanal vision of artistic creation and tried out the literary possibilities that arose when language was conceived as an object. Thus, despite their dependence on journalism as an institution (in which they were merely salaried employees) the modernistas developed in their crónicas a decorative and frivolous discourse, chock-full of vivid metaphors and cultural allusions, with which they implicitly defied the informative and utilitarian demands of journalism.
The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature, vol. 2 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996). Chapters 1 and 2, by Cathy L. ” 2 Modernismo and Journalism: The crónicas Crónica is the name given in Spanish to a hybrid genre that combines literary with journalistic elements in a variety of ways, resulting in brief texts that often focus on contemporary topics and issues addressed in a self-consciously literary style. Still a vibrant genre that continues to be practiced today by major Spanish American writers, from Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa to Elena Poniatowska and Luisa Valenzuela, the crónica was created in the Americas by the modernistas during the 1870s and 1880s.
Calderón was, along with Shakespeare and Molière, one of Nájera’s idols. Besides his frequent allusions to La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream), one also finds in Nájera’s collected theatre crónicas allusions to other plays by the Spanish Baroque master, such as La devoción de la cruz and El médico de su honra. In his article “El centenario de Calderón” (1881), Nájera complains bitterly about the lack of any commemoration of the tricentennial of Calderón’s death in Mexico. See Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera, Obras, IV.
A Companion to Spanish American Modernismo (Monografías A) by Aníbal González