The Spatiality of the Hispanic Avant-Garde: Ultraísmo & Estridentismo, 1918-1927 is a thorough exploration of the meanings and values Hispanic poets and artists assigned to four iconic locations of modernity: the city, the cafés, means of transportation, and the sea, during the first decades of the 20th century. Joining important studies on Spatiality, Palomares-Salas convincingly argues that an unsolvable tension between place and space is at the core of the Hispanic avant-garde cultural production. A refreshing, transatlantic perspective on Ultraism and Stridentism, the book moves the Hispanic vanguards forward into broader, international discussions on space and modernism, and offers innovative readings of well-known, as well as rarely studied works.
Claudio Palomares Salas, PhD (University of Toronto, 2013) is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Queen’s University, Canada.
Acknowledgements List of Illustrations
Introduction: Spatiality and the Hispanic Avant-Garde 1 Space, Place, and the Avant-Garde
2 The Perspective of Experience
3 Representing Space
4 The Hispanic Transatlantic Avant-Garde
5 Transatlantic Scholarship
1 Cities 1 Madrid
2 Mexico City
4 The Eiffel Tower
5 The Viaduct
6 Electrical Wiring
2 Cafés 1 El Colonial and Pombo
2 Café de Nadie
3 Mobile Spaces 1 Trams
4 The Ultraísta Sea 1 Borges’s Sea
2 Adriano del Valle’s Foam
3 Humberto Rivas’s Ocean
4 Guillermo de Torre’s High Tide
Conclusion Bibliography Index
All interested in modernism, the avant-garde movements, Latin America, Spain, transatlantic studies, spatiality, poetry, and visual culture.