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By María Mercedes Andrade

Ambivalent wishes: Representations of Modernity and personal lifestyles in Colombia (1890s-1950s) is a literary and cultural examine of the reception of modernity in Colombia. not like earlier reports of Latin American modernization, that have often taken with the general public element of the method, this publication discusses the intersection among modernity and the non-public sphere. It analyzes canonical and non-canonical works that replicate the present ambivalence towards the modernizing undertaking being carried out within the nation on the time, and it discusses how the texts in query reinterpret, adapt, or even reject the ideology of modernity. the point of interest of the examine is how the certainty of the connection among modernity and personal lifestyles pertains to the undertaking of creating a latest kingdom, and the discontinuities and contradictions that seem within the procedure. The query of what modernity is, its implications for daily life, and its desirability or undesirability as a brand new cultural paradigm have been critical matters in Colombian texts from the tip of the 19th century during the first 1/2 the 20 th. At stake was once the definition of the nation's identification and the undertaking of breaking clear of the cultural styles of the colonial previous. on the grounds that the it appears peaceable means of modernization in Colombia was once interrupted within the Fifties via the eruption of political violence around the state, this examine situates itself at the eve of a trouble and asks how representations of modernity in texts from the interval facts the social fragmentation which can have ended in it. The e-book starts off with an research of the topic of the non-public assortment within the paintings of JosZ Asunci-n Silva, and the way it's used to suggest a particular inspiration of non-public and cultural identification. It maintains with an research of the modernizing ideology of the preferred journal El GrOfico through the interval of financial prosperity of the Twenties referred to as the 'Dance of the Millions,' concentrating on the publication's ads and the part dedicated to ladies and the house. thus, the canonical writings of TomOs Rueda Vargas are analyzed within the context of the relation among autobiographical writing and public existence, emphasizing the contradiction among the author's public liberalism and his inner most conservatism, and highlighting his critique of recent lifestyles. The works of formerly missed ladies writers Manuela Mallarino Isaacs, Juana SOnchez Lafaurie, and Fabiola Aguirre are studied within the context of women's courting to modernity and their clash among conventional roles that relegated them to the personal sphere, and their wish to settle for sleek criteria. The booklet concludes with an research of the novels of Ignacio G-mez DOvila, that have got scant recognition to this date, because it discusses his critique of the higher periods' flight into the non-public and what the writer sees as their alienation from a society at the verge of a crisis.

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