mythological significance. The automobile not only symbolized the human desire to overcome the limits of time and space; it also became the machine par excellence” (2009, 6).
For the young poets living in both Mexico City and Madrid, the advent of motorcars represented a slow transition from provincial life
that modern urban life complicates. Above all, place demands repetition, routines, and the constant fulfillment of expectations. In the work of the vanguards there is a preoccupation with place and a longing for it as much as a strong rejection of it.
As explained in the introduction, place has been