Decolonizing Modernism: James Joyce and the Development of - download pdf or read online

By JoseLuis Venegas

ISBN-10: 1906540462

ISBN-13: 9781906540463

James Joyce's Ulysses (1922) has been well-known as a primary version for the Spanish American 'New Narrative'. Joyce's linguistic and technical impact turned the unequivocal signal that literature in Spanish the US had definitively deserted slender regionalist issues and entered a world literary canon. during this daring and wide-ranging examine, Jose Luis Venegas rethinks this evolutionary belief of literary historical past by means of targeting the relationship among cultural specificity and literary innovation. He argues that the intertextual discussion among James Joyce and well known authors corresponding to Argentines Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar, Cuban Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Mexican Fernando del Paso, unearths the anti-colonial worth of modernist shape. Venegas explores the old similarities among Joyce's eire in the course of the Twenties and Spanish the USA among the Nineteen Forties and 70s to problem depoliticized interpretations of modernist aesthetics and suggest unsuspected connections among formal experimentation and the cultural modifications demanded by means of decolonizing societies. Jose Luis Venegas is traveling Assistant Professor of Spanish at the collage of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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