alpha brooks Book Archive

Gothic Romance

Aesthetics of Equilibrium: The Vanguard Poetics of Vicente by Bruce Dean Willis

By Bruce Dean Willis

Aesthetics of Equilibrium is the 1st book-length comparative research of the theoretical prose by means of significant Latin American vanguardist contemporaries, Mario de Andrade (Brazil, 1893-1945) and Vicente Huidobro (Chile, 1893-1948). Willis deals a comparative research of 2 allegorical texts, Huidobro's "Non serviam" and Mario's "Parabola d’A escrava que nao e Isaura."

Show description

Read Online or Download Aesthetics of Equilibrium: The Vanguard Poetics of Vicente Huidobro and Mario de Andrade (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures) PDF

Best gothic & romance books

Edmund Spencer: The Critical Heritage (The Collected Critical Heritage : Medieval Romance)

The severe background gathers jointly a wide physique of serious assets on significant figures in literature. each one quantity offers modern responses to a writer's paintings, allowing scholars and researchers to learn the fabric themselves.

The Feminization Debate in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Literature, Commerce and Luxury

Within the eighteenth century, critics of capitalism denounced the expansion of luxurious and effeminacy; supporters applauded the rise of refinement and the enhanced prestige of girls. This pioneering examine explores the best way the organization of trade and femininity permeated cultural construction. It seems to be on the first use of a feminine writer as an icon of modernity within the Athenian Mercury, and reappraises works by way of Elizabeth Singer Rowe, Mandeville, Defoe, Pope and Elizabeth Carter.

Under the bed, creeping : psychoanalyzing the Gothic in children's literature

From Puritan tracts and chapbooks to fairy stories and Victorian poems, from zombies and werewolves to ghosts and vampires, the gothic has develop into an enormous a part of kid's literature. This e-book explores how Gothicism is essential in supporting little ones growth via diverse levels of development and improvement.

Gothic Science Fiction: 1818 to the Present

Gothic technology Fiction explores the attention-grabbing global of gothic stimulated technology fiction. From Frankenstein to health practitioner Who and from H. G Wells to Stephen King, the ebook charts the increase of a style and follows the descent into darkness that consumes it.

Extra resources for Aesthetics of Equilibrium: The Vanguard Poetics of Vicente Huidobro and Mario de Andrade (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures)

Sample text

Mário’s Poetry, when she is exposed by Rimbaud, is “falando por sons musicais” (OI 202); her mode of expression recalls the disarticulated vocalizations that conclude Huidobro’s Altazor. • Slaves, Masters, and the Identity of the Self A lexical reading demonstrates the existence and importance of the slave and master relationship in the two parables. In “Non serviam,” the word esclavo is used twice, esclavitud once, amo [master] once, servicio once, and forms of the verb servir, including the Latin serviam, eight times.

Biblical Subtexts: The Sacred Word The rich biblical background of both parables serves to reinforce the schismatic nature of the new poetics while at the same time lending the authority of Holy Writ to these texts. Mário’s parable starts with Genesis, while Huidobro’s makes reference 3 Introduction to Revelation. Genesis not only tells the story of an initial creation, but also of a punitive destruction by flood and a second flourishing of life; similarly, Revelation is not just the story of the Earth’s ultimate demise but also of the subsequent revelation of the divine, ideal existence.

To defend contextually this strongly authoritative statement, Mário distinguishes Christ’s divine “Verdade” from his own, humble “minha verdade,” setting up the New Testament frame. Continuing in a religious vein, he denies any association of official dogma with his informal title of “the Pope of (Brazilian) Modernism” (“É mentira dizer-se que existe em S. Paulo um igrejó literário em que pontifico” [It’s a lie to say there’s some big church in S. Paulo where I pontificate]) and concludes, in reference to the contemporary São Paulo literary scene, that everyone has his or her own tendencies, ideas, and truths: “Isso não quer dizer que haja discípulos pois cada um de nós é o deus de sua própria religião” [That doesn’t mean there are disciples, because each of us is the god of his own religion] (OI 201).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.53 of 5 – based on 4 votes