Modernism, Ruben Dar'o, and the Poetics of Despair
Alberto Acereda

Modernism, Ruben Dar'o, and the Poetics of Despair

  • Publish Date: 2004-12-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Alberto Acereda;Rigoberto Guevara

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Modernism, Ruben Daro, and the Poetics of Despair presents a detailed study of a neglected facet of Ruben Daro, and in general, of Hispanic Modernism: metaphysical and existential dimensions as preludes to Modernity. Alberto Acereda and J. Rigoberto Guevara approach the life and death issues in Daro works with special emphasis on his poetry. The authors demonstrate how the Nicaraguan poet takes the first steps towards poetic modernity. The tragic component of Daro works are examined in the light of Nineteenth Century philosophy, especially the work of Arthur Schopenhauer. Various thematic proposals are also formulated for the study of the works of Ruben Daro.

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