"Black Sounds": Hemingway And Duende

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"Black Sounds": Hemingway And Duende

Show simple item record Wilson, Kristine A en_US 2007-08-23T01:56:48Z 2007-08-23T01:56:48Z 2007-08-23T01:56:48Z July 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1457 en_US
dc.description.abstract Along with his efforts to revitalize the Spanish arts in the 1920's and 1930's, Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca gave an address entitled "Play and Theory of Duende" in which he claims duende as a distinctly Spanish brand of artistic inspiration and performative signature bound up with the seemingly antithetical qualities of joy and suffering that dominate the Spanish ethos. I argue that using Lorca's concept of duende as a tool for analyzing the Spanish-themed work of Ernest Hemingway provides a new way of situating Hemingway's work within the Spanish and modernist milieux. To this end, I perform readings of The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bell Tolls against analyses of the bullfight and cante jondo, the two Spanish arts Lorca claims are most evocative of (or susceptible to) duende. Specifically, I focus on the aspects of liminality, primitivism, and performativity which are central both to Hemingway and these arts. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Porter, Laurin en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher English en_US
dc.title "Black Sounds": Hemingway And Duende en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Porter, Laurin en_US English en_US English en_US University of Texas at Arlington en_US masters en_US M.A. en_US
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