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- DescriptionModernism, Ruben Dario, and the Poetics of Despair presents a detailed study of a neglected facet of Ruben Dario, and in general, of Hispanic Modernism: metaphysical and existential dimensions as preludes to Modernity. Alberto Acereda and J. Rigoberto Guevara approach the life and death issues in Dario works with special emphasis on his poetry. The authors demonstrate how the Nicaraguan poet takes the first steps towards poetic modernity. The tragic component of Dario works are examined in the light of Nineteenth Century philosophy, especially the work of Arthur Schopenhauer. Various thematic proposals are also formulated for the study of the works of Ruben Dario.
- Author BiographyAlberto Acereda holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He is Associate Professor of Latin American Literature at Arizona State University. Rigoberto Guevara holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He is Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Author(s)Alberto Acereda,Rigoberto Guevara
- PublisherUniversity Press of America
- Date of Publication28/07/2004
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of America
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight553 g
- Width189 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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