Visions in Exile

The body in Spanish literature and linguistics, 1500–1800

ISBN 9789027217455 (Eur) | EUR 105.00
ISBN 9781556190711 (USA) | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027217462 (Eur) | EUR 60.00
ISBN 9781556190728 (USA) | USD 90.00
ISBN 9789027278166 | EUR 105.00/60.00*
| USD 158.00/90.00*
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Malcolm K. Read employs a psychoanalytic model which sees civilization as a manner of instinctual renunciation in this analysis of selected texts from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Focusing on their moments of silence and contradiction, he demonstrates that certain attitudes toward the body expressed in these texts have a basis, albeit unconscious, in a motivation which is ultimately political. The central topics, deeply intertwined thematically and theoretically, relate to the nature and development of language; to the Baroque art of Gongora and Quevedo; to Feijoo's defense of the rationalist subject set against Torres Villarroel's subversion of the same; and to the neo-classical aesthetics of Luzan and Arteaga. The result is an interdisciplinary approach that challenges traditional assumptions in both literary criticism and linguistic historiography.
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Amann, Elizabeth M.
1997. Orientalism and Transvestism: Góngora's "Discurso Contra Las Navegaciones" (Soledad Primera). Calíope 3:1  pp. 18 ff. DOI logo
Ganelin, Charles
2000. Bodies of Discovery: Vesalian Anatomy and Luis Barahona de Soto’s “Las Lágrimas De Angélica”. Calíope 6:1-2  pp. 295 ff. DOI logo
Read, Malcolm K.
2016. On the Radical Historicity of Literature: Althusser versus Bhaskar. Journal of Critical Realism 15:2  pp. 142 ff. DOI logo

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Literature & Literary Studies

Romance literature & literary studies

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DSB: Literary studies: general

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