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Postmodernity in Spanish fiction and culture, Yaw Agawu-Kakraba

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Postmodernity in Spanish fiction and culture
Title
Postmodernity in Spanish fiction and culture
Statement of responsibility
Yaw Agawu-Kakraba
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Yaw Agawu-Kakraba sets out to demonstrate how postmodernity is a concept that can be applied not only to the Spain of the 1980s but also to the Spain of the twenty-first century. He extends the definition of postmodernity to encompass works that display not only the techniques of postmodernism but also its political and ethical ideology. Moving through very Spanish concepts such as movida, pasotismo and desencanto, he attempts to reveal a profound postmodernity in contemporary letters, particularly in the works of Villena, Falcon, Umbral, Manas and various science fiction writers of the past decade. His goal is to analyse ẁhat really constitutes postmodernity within the Spanish context'. The book is a serious look at an important matter, is written with conviction and good close readings of the texts to offer a new window onto contemporary Spanish literature and culture. David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, University of Virginia --
  • Postmodernity in Spanish Fiction and Culture is a compelling study that combines elements of cultural studies and literary studies in order to present an integrated cultural representation of the emergence of a postmodern social constitution for contemporary Spain. Marking a departure from earlier works about postmodernity and postmodernism in Spain, Postmodernity in Spanish Fiction and Culture establishes a strong connection between postmodernity understood as arising from the social and economic conditions that are the unique features of a spain of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and postmodernism as the lifestyle experiences that manifest the new cultural and artistic practices of the 1980s and beyond. --
  • This study examines postmodernity by relating it to those exclusive social and cultural experiences that are patently Spanish (the movida, desencanto, immigration, globalization and terrorism) and concludes that by virtue of Spain's unique socio-cultural, economic and political history, the country emerges as one of the most postmodern of all European nations: moreover, the conditions that define the country's evolution from the mid 1980s to the present constitute a distinctively authentic postmodernity. --Book Jacket
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1960-
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Agawu-Kakraba, Yaw B.
Dewey number
863.609
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6144
LC item number
.A33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Iberian and Latin American studies
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  • Spanish fiction
  • Spanish fiction
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Postmodernism
  • Spain
  • Spain
Label
Postmodernity in Spanish fiction and culture, Yaw Agawu-Kakraba
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
646592408
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780708322710
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)646592408
Label
Postmodernity in Spanish fiction and culture, Yaw Agawu-Kakraba
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
646592408
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780708322710
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)646592408

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