By William R. Viestenz
Though neither king nor priest, Spanish dictator Francisco Franco however conceptualized his correct to sovereignty round a political theology within which nationwide identification resembled a sacred cult. utilizing Franco’s Spain and la España sagrada as a counterpoint to ecu secularity’s personal improvement, By the Grace of God is the 1st sustained research inside Spanish cultural experiences of the sacred as a political classification and a device for political organization.
William Viestenz indicates how imagining nationwide identification as a sacred absolute inside of a pluralistic, multicultural nation results in dictatorship, scapegoating, and unparalleled violence. utilizing novels and poetry from the Catalan literary culture and stalwarts of the Castilian canon, his research demonstrates that the sacred is an idea that spills over into key parts of secular political imagination.
By the Grace of God deals an unique concept of the sacred that demanding situations our figuring out of twentieth-century political thought.
Read or Download By the Grace of God: Francoist Spain and the Sacred Roots of Political Imagination (Toronto Iberic) PDF
Similar literary criticism & theory books
During this evaluate of twentieth-century American poetry, Jennifer Ashton examines the connection among modernist and postmodernist American poetics. Ashton strikes among the long-lasting figures of yankee modernism - Stein, Williams, Pound - and advancements in modern American poetry to teach how modern poetics, especially the college often called language poetry, have tried to redefine the modernist legacy.
Seminar paper from the yr 2002 within the topic English Language and Literature reports - Literature, grade: 1,3, collage of London (English Department), direction: modern London in Literature, language: English, summary: Zadie Smith, having a Jamaican mom and an English father, simply desired to write a humorous publication within which now not every body is white, she didn't imagine a lot aboutmulticulturalism in London since it is not anything to discuss, it's general.
Translated fiction has mostly been under-theorized, if no longer altogether missed, in literary experiences. even though broadly ate up, translated novels are nonetheless thought of secondary models of international masterpieces. Readers, studying and Reception of Translated Fiction in chinese language acknowledges that translated novels are unique from non-translated novels, simply as they're specified from the originals from which they're derived, yet they're neither secondary nor inferior.
This examine attempts, via a scientific and historic research of the concept that of severe authority, to jot down a background of literary feedback from the tip of the seventeenth to the top of the 18th century that not just takes the discursive development of its (self)representation under consideration, but additionally the social and fiscal stipulations of its perform.
- Grief and Genre in American Literature, 1790–1870
- Rolf de Heer's 'The Tracker'. Its Role in Australian Postcolonial Narratives and the Concepts of Mimicry and Primitive
- Text and Supertext in Ibsen’s Drama
- Lyric Poetry: The Pain and the Pleasure of Words
- In the Thick of the Fight: The Writing of Emily Wilding Davison, Militant Suffragette
- A Dictionary of Postmodernism
Additional info for By the Grace of God: Francoist Spain and the Sacred Roots of Political Imagination (Toronto Iberic)