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By Joan Ramon Resina

because the remaining a long time of the 19th century, Barcelona has striven to maintain a picture of modernity that distinguishes itself inside Spain. Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity strains the improvement of that photo via texts that foreground key social and historic concerns. It starts off with Barcelona's "coming of age" within the 1888 common Exposition and makes a speciality of the 1st significant narrative paintings of recent Catalan literature, La febre d'or. Positing an inextricable hyperlink among literature and modernity, Resina establishes a literary framework for the evolution of identical to Barcelona's modernity throughout the Eighties, whilst the attention of modernity took on an ironic circularity. as the urban is an aggregation of information, Resina attracts from sociology, city stories, sociolinguistics, background, psychoanalysis, and literary heritage to supply a fancy account of Barcelona's self-reflection via tradition. The final bankruptcy deals a glimpse into the "post-historical" urban, the place temporality has been sacrificed to the spatialization linked to the seductions of the spectacle.

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