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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): 319-334
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)
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLiverpool University Press
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bulletinofhispanicstudies.org/article.aspx?articleId=623
dc.subject20th century
dc.subjectSpanish literature
dc.subjectFrench literature
dc.subjectSpain
dc.subjectLiterary history
dc.subjectCaballero, Giménez
dc.subjectFascist ideology
dc.subjectTotemism
dc.titleThe Reception of Francophone Literature in Helios and La España Moderna 1903–1904
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalBulletin of Hispanic Studies
html.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)


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