By Aníbal González
Modernismo, a literary circulation of basic value to Spanish the US and Spain, happened on the flip of the 19th century, approximately from the Eighties to the Nineteen Twenties. it truly is greatly considered as the 1st Spanish-language literary circulate that originated within the New global and that turned influential within the "Mother Country," Spain. characterised by way of the appropriation of French Symbolist aesthetics into Spanish-language literature, modernismo's different major qualities have been its cultural cosmopolitanism, its philological main issue with language, literary heritage, and literary strategy, and its journalistic penchant for novelty and type. regardless of the attractiveness of modernista poetry, modernismo is now understood as a vast stream whose impression used to be felt simply as strongly within the prose genres: the fast tale, the unconventional, the essay, and the journalistic cr??nica [chronicle]. Conceived as an creation to modernismo in addition to an account of the present cutting-edge of modernismo experiences, this e-book examines the movement's contribution to some of the Spanish American literary genres, its major authors [from Mart? and N??jera to Dar?o and Rod??], its social and old context, and its carrying on with relevance to the paintings of latest Spanish American authors comparable to Gabriel Garc?a M??rquez, Sergio Ram?rez, and Mario Vargas Llosa.
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Despite its overt theme of social protest, Nájera’s crónica also contains a profound and unsettling ethical reflection on his inner self and on his possible complicity, as a writer and intellectual, with the social evils he is denouncing. Nevertheless, the fact that this insight is reached by means of a dreamlike fantasy underscores the importance of the inner self to Nájera’s writing, however dubious the self ’s ethical position may be. ” Nevertheless, Martí’s crónicas are almost totally infused with his personal ideas about history, society, and culture.
MODERNISmo and journalism 25 journalism became the textual mouthpiece of modernity and one of its principal promoters. The crónicas, with their concern with the present, with the “here and now,” embodied for the modernistas the very essence of textual modernity. The crónica modernista is in fact the heir to a somewhat complicated genealogical tree whose roots are found in the essays of manners of Joseph Addison (1672–1719) and Richard Steele (1672–1729), as well as of French authors such as Jouy (Victor-Joseph Etienne, 1764–1846) and Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), and Spanish authors such as Mariano José de Larra (1809–37), and whose branches extend to the aforementioned Parisian chronique, to the Peruvian Ricardo Palma’s (1833–1919) Tradiciones peruanas (Peruvian Traditions), and to the first crónicas by the Mexican Gutiérrez Nájera in 1875.
15 The word “everything” allows Martí, in the first paragraph, to summarize some of the major and minor events of that week in a series of rhetorical questions that fulfill the function of headlines: Everything was forgotten by new York in an instant. Did the Postmaster General die as much from illness as from sadness because his 15 José Martí, Letras fieras (Havana: Letras Cubanas, 1985), pp. 301, 302. MODERNISmo and journalism 35 own Republican party took away from him the job he won bit by bit, from the cap to the chair, to give it instead to a long-bearded votegetter who spends his time paying for rounds of beer and making friends with the neighborhood men?
A Companion to Spanish American Modernismo (Monografías A) by Aníbal González