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Cities in ruins : the politics of modern poetics

Cities in ruins : the politics of modern poetics

Author: Cecilia Enjuto Rangel
Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, 2010.
Series: Purdue studies in Romance literatures, v. 50.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The presence of urban ruins in modern poetry awakens readers to the real-life remains of violence and destruction in our cities. The attacks in New York on September 11.2001. and in Madrid on March 11.2004. provoked diverse political reactions, but the imminence of the ruins triggered a collective historical awakening. An awakening can take the shape of bombs in Kabul and Baghdad. or political change in government
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cecilia Enjuto Rangel
ISBN: 9781557535719 155753571X
OCLC Number: 555660808
Description: xi, 363 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: cities in ruins: the politics of modern poetics --
Urban ruins in Charles Baudelaire's and Luis Cernuda's poetics --
In the middle of the street: revisiting Baudelaire's and Cernuda's urban poetics --
Cities in ruins: the burlesque baroque in T.S. Eliot and Octavio Paz --
The Spanish Civil War: a transatlantic vision --
Pablo Neruda's cities in ruins: poetic histories from Madrid to Machu Picchu --
The effects of the real: reading ruins in modern poetry.
Series Title: Purdue studies in Romance literatures, v. 50.
Responsibility: by Cecilia Enjuto Rangel.


Argues that the portrayal in poetry of the modern city as a disintegrated, ruined space is part of a critique of the visions of progress and the historical process of modernization that developed  Read more...


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