Multilingualism and Modernity: Barbarisms in Spanish and American Literature (New Comparisons in World Literature 1st ed. 2018)

Multilingualism and Modernity: Barbarisms in Spanish and American Literature (New Comparisons in World Literature 1st ed. 2018)

By: Laura Lonsdale (author)Hardback

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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 - Ramon del Valle-Inclan, Ernest Hemingway, Jose Maria Arguedas, Jorge Semprun 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.

About Author

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

Contents

1. Multilingualism, `poetique imprevisible de la modernite'.- 2. The barbarous and the divine: ideologies of language in Valle-Inclan.- 3.Equivocation and barbarism: Hemingway's modernist mistranslations.- 4. Transculturation and mistura: Arguedas's provincial poetics.- 5. Totalitarianism and translation in Semprun.- 6. Multilingualism and utopia in Goytisolo.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783319673271
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 246
  • ID: 9783319673271
  • weight: 462
  • ISBN10: 3319673270
  • edition: 1st ed. 2018

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