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Author Lawless, Geraldine, 1979-

Title Modernity's Metonyms : Figuring Time in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Stories
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2011
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Contents Modernity's Metonyms; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: "Le Grand courant de la civilisation moderne": The Railway Metonym; Chapter 2: "Der Mensch ist, was er isst": The Food Metonym; Chapter 3: Back from the Future: The Suicide Metonym; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary Modernity's Metonyms considers the representation of temporal frameworks in stories by the nineteenth-century Spanish authors, Leopoldo Alas and Antonio Ros de Olano. Adopting a metonymic approach--exploring the reiteration of specific associations across a range of disciplines, from literature, philosophy, historiography, to natural history--Modernity's Metonyms moves beyond the consideration of nineteenth-century Spanish literary modernity in terms of the problem of representation. Through anexploration of the associations prompted by three themes, the railway, food, and suicide, it argues tha
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Subject Alas, Leopoldo, 1852-1901 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ros de Olano, Antonio -- Criticism and interpretation.
Spanish literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Time in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611480477