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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27133
Title:
The Reception of Francophone Literature in Helios and La España Moderna 1903–1904
Authors:
Hambrook, Glyn
Abstract:
In this essay I consider Giménez Caballero’s use of totemism in his collection of avant-garde essays, Hércules jugando a los dados, to be indicative of a desire for radical social transformation. Specifically, I argue that the author’s elaboration of the concept as a renewed ‘primitive’ phenomenon based in technology not only points to early forms of cybernetics in the modern subject’s ‘battle’ with the elements, but also is a key part of a larger social project. I contend that Giménez Caballero sees the reemergence of totemism as a way to reconcile the lower classes and the elite within a fascistic, vertical power structure, in which the hybrid mythical figure of Hercules has already led the way. As an important hinge work between avant-garde aesthetics and political engagement, I conclude that Hércules jugando a los dados offers important insights into the genesis of early fascist ideology in Spain. (Liverpool University Press)
Citation:
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 84(3): 319-334
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Journal:
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27133
Additional Links:
http://www.bulletinofhispanicstudies.org/article.aspx?articleId=623
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1475-3839; 1478-3398
Appears in Collections:
Europe: Trend and Transformation Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorHambrook, Glyn-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:00:18Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:00:18Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationBulletin of Hispanic Studies, 84(3): 319-334en
dc.identifier.issn1475-3839-
dc.identifier.issn1478-3398-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27133-
dc.description.abstractIn this essay I consider Giménez Caballero’s use of totemism in his collection of avant-garde essays, Hércules jugando a los dados, to be indicative of a desire for radical social transformation. Specifically, I argue that the author’s elaboration of the concept as a renewed ‘primitive’ phenomenon based in technology not only points to early forms of cybernetics in the modern subject’s ‘battle’ with the elements, but also is a key part of a larger social project. I contend that Giménez Caballero sees the reemergence of totemism as a way to reconcile the lower classes and the elite within a fascistic, vertical power structure, in which the hybrid mythical figure of Hercules has already led the way. As an important hinge work between avant-garde aesthetics and political engagement, I conclude that Hércules jugando a los dados offers important insights into the genesis of early fascist ideology in Spain. (Liverpool University Press)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLiverpool University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bulletinofhispanicstudies.org/article.aspx?articleId=623en
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.subjectSpanish literatureen
dc.subjectFrench literatureen
dc.subjectSpainen
dc.subjectLiterary historyen
dc.subjectCaballero, Giménezen
dc.subjectFascist ideologyen
dc.subjectTotemismen
dc.titleThe Reception of Francophone Literature in Helios and La España Moderna 1903–1904en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBulletin of Hispanic Studiesen
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