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Titel: The Crucified Mind: Rafael Alberti and the ...
Verlag: Tamesis Books, London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good
Signiert: By Author
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover. Signed and dedicated by author on FEP. Jacket leading corners and spine head are slightly creased. Minor tear on upper edge of front of jacket. Pen mark on front inner flap. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Lower leading corners are slightly creased and bent. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 296528
Inhaltsangabe: Why is the Spanish input to Surrealism so distinctive and strong? What do such renowned figures as Dalí, Buñuel, Lorca, Aleixandre and Alberti have in common? This book untangles the issue of Surrealism in Spain by focusing on a consistent feature in Spanish avant-garde poetry, art and film of the late twenties and thirties: its supersaturation in religion. A repressive religious upbringing, typically under the Jesuits, intensifies both the paranoiac and the mystical - Surrealism's twin pillars - which were already deeply ingrained in the Spanish psyche. Striking examples are Lorca's prophetic voice in New York, Dalí and Buñuel's Eucharistic transformations, Alberti's Loyolan materio-mysticism. Alberti is the fulcrum of this study since his poetry goes the full distance of Surrealism's evolution from Freudian catharsis to metaphysical transcendence until it expires in a Marxist reaction to church-bound tradition when his nation convulses in civil war, the surrealist ethos in Spain is not reducible to measuring how closely it imitates French theory. It is 'more serious' than the French, says Alberti, and its bearings are found on a cross of mental suffering and in a journey out of hell that made real art in practice. ROBERT HAVARD is Professor of Spanish, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Über den Autor: Robert Harvard is Professor of Spanish at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
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