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The Resource Post-totalitarian Spanish fiction, Robert C. Spires

Post-totalitarian Spanish fiction, Robert C. Spires

Label
Post-totalitarian Spanish fiction
Title
Post-totalitarian Spanish fiction
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Spires
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Focusing on post-Franco Spanish fiction from 1975 to 1989, Robert C. Spires applies the concepts of episteme and discursive field to the ways in which language from multiple sources determines how reality is defined at a given moment and how it influences ideas, attitudes, and feelings. Spires identifies bonds connecting disparate academic disciplines and sociopolitical events by exploring how the world of fiction serves as a register of the nonfictional world
  • In 1989 the Soviet bloc, along with other totalitarian regimes in South America and Africa, disappeared from the global geopolitical map. Spain set the precedent for this decentralizing revolution when, in 1975, its longtime dictator, Francisco Franco, died; democratic elections followed two years later. This study records an epistemic shift away from logocentric and totalizing approaches to reality by analyzing the links between the novelistic strategies used by Spanish writers from 1975 to 1989 and recent international events and theoretical trends in science, mathematics, communication studies, and art. Highlighting worldwide processes of fragmentation, decentralization, and pluralism, Spires foregrounds ways in which literary and scientific approaches to and concepts of reality coincide, with fiction serving as one more register of how reality is conceived at a particular point in time
  • "Focusing on post-Franco Spanish fiction from 1975 to 1989, Robert C. Spires applies the concepts of episteme and discursive field to the ways in which language from multiple sources determines how reality is defined at a given moment and how it influences ideas, attitudes, and feelings. Spires identifies bonds connecting disparate academic disciplines and sociopolitical events by exploring how the world of fiction serves as a register of the nonfictional world. In 1989 the Soviet bloc, along with other totalitarian regimes in South America and Africa, disappeared from the global geopolitical map. Spain set the precedent for this decentralizing revolution when, in 1975, its longtime dictator, Francisco Franco, died; democratic elections followed two years later. This study records an epistemic shift away from logocentric and totalizing approaches to reality by analyzing the links between the novelistic strategies used by Spanish writers from 1975 to 1989 and recent international events and theoretical trends in science, mathematics, communication studies, and art. Highlighting worldwide processes of fragmentation, decentralization, and pluralism, Spires foregrounds ways in which literary and scientific approaches to and concepts of reality coincide, with fiction serving as one more register of how reality is conceived at a particular point in time. Post-Totalitarian Spanish Fiction makes a major contribution in the field of Spanish literature and will enhance the esteem that contemporary Spanish literature is beginning to achieve internationally. In addition, this "epistemocritical" project will serve as a model for literary critics who wish to accommodate the increasingly popular approach labeled "cultural studies" without surrendering the primacy of the literary text."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
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Spires, Robert C
Dewey number
863/.91409
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ6144
LC item number
.S65 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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Spanish fiction
Label
Post-totalitarian Spanish fiction, Robert C. Spires
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) 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
Contents
  • The post-World War II episteme
  • The year 1962 and the Spanish postwar years
  • The years 1975-1979
  • The years 1980-1984
  • The years 1985-1989
Control code
34663288
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 268 pages
Isbn
9780826210715
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96018447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Post-totalitarian Spanish fiction, Robert C. Spires
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) 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
Contents
  • The post-World War II episteme
  • The year 1962 and the Spanish postwar years
  • The years 1975-1979
  • The years 1980-1984
  • The years 1985-1989
Control code
34663288
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 268 pages
Isbn
9780826210715
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96018447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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