New Comparisons in World Literature

Multilingualism and Modernity

Barbarisms in Spanish and American Literature

Authors: Lonsdale, Laura

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  • Challenges the tendency to study authors within a monolingual frame
  • Contributes to debates within Hispanic and literary studies on modernism
  • Addresses a wide-ranging Hispanic literary context while offering extended analysis of the work of authors of international renown
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This book explores multilingualism as an imaginative articulation of the experience of modernity in twentieth-century Spanish and American literature. It argues that while individual multilingual practices are highly singular, literary multilingualism exceeds the conventional bounds of modernism to become emblematic of the modern age. The book explores the confluence of multilingualism and modernity in the theme of barbarism, examining the significance of this theme to the relationship between language and modernity in the Spanish-speaking world, and the work of five authors in particular. These authors – Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Ernest Hemingway, José María Arguedas, Jorge Semprún and Juan Goytisolo – explore the stylistic and conceptual potential of the interaction between languages, including Spanish, French, English, Galician, Quechua and Arabic, their work reflecting the eclecticism of literary multilingualism while revealing its significance as a mode of response to modernity.

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Laura Lonsdale is Associate Professor of Modern Spanish Literature at Oxford University, UK, and Fellow of The Queen’s College.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multilingualism and Modernity
Book Subtitle
Barbarisms in Spanish and American Literature
Authors
Series Title
New Comparisons in World Literature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67328-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67328-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67327-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88413-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 246
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