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Counter The Politics of Spanish American Modernismo elucidates the professional and literary means by which Spanish American modernistas negotiated a cultural politics of rapprochement with Spain and Europe in order to differentiate their Americanness from that of the United States. Gerard Aching argues that these turn-of-the-century men of letters were in fact responsible for the burgeoning role that intellectuals and writers had (and continue to have) in defining pan-Hispanicism. Aching's arguments contribute to current debates about modernity and the colonial/postcolonial condition in 19th-century Hispanic literatures. The interdisciplinary approach will appeal to scholars in literature, cultural studies, Latin American studies and history.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Spanish American literature 20th century History and criticism, Modernism (Literature) Latin America, Politics and literature Latin America, Latin America Intellectual life 20th century, Pan-Hispanism