The Spanish-American War of 1898 seems to mark a turning point in both geopolitical and literary histories. The victorious American empire ascended and dominated the globe culturally in the twentieth century, while the once-mighty Spanish empire declined and became a minor state in the world republic of letters. But what if this narrative relies on several faulty assumptions, and what if key modernist figures in both America and Spain radically rewrote these historiesat the foundational moment of modern literary studies?
Rogers follows the networks of American and Spanish writers, translators, and movements to uncover surprising arguments that forged the politics and aesthetics of modernism. He revisits the role of empirefrom its institutions to its cognitive effectsin shaping a nation
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|Size: ||625 KB|
|Publisher: ||Columbia University Press|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9780231542982 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|