McCulloch, J.A. (2008) The poetics of abstraction: antonio obregon's 'efectos navales' (1931) and the spanish surrealist novel. Neophilologus, 92 (3). pp. 443-455. ISSN 0028-2677Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Spanish narrative fiction of the 1920s and 1930s is still an area which has suffered from critical neglect. Numerous authors of the time who were engaging with avant-garde experimentation produced works which were only read by a minority, and seldom re-edited. Antonio Obregón is one of these authors, who heavily influenced by surrealism wrote two novels Efectos navales (1931) and Hermes en la vía pública (1934), in addition to a collection of poetry. In this article I examine Efectos navales, and attempt to come to a greater understanding of how it fits within the paradigmatic framework of the modernist novel, arguing that it relies on surrealism as a way of breaking with 19th century realism and naturalism.
|Keywords:||modernism, Spanish literature, avant-garde, surrealism, Antonio Obregon, experimental literature, Linguistics and Language, Literature and Literary Theory|
|Department:||Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > Modern Languages|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||30 May 2010 13:58|
|Last modified:||05 Sep 2014 04:08|
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