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Title:Masculinidad Como Espectaculo: Modernidad Y Consumismo en Espana (1898--1931)
Author(s):Alvarez-Garcia, Jose Ignacio
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Delgado, Luisa-Elena
Department / Program:Spanish
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Literature, Romance
Abstract:Finally, Chapter Three analyzes the explosion of texts around the figure of the Don Juan, another archetypical representative of Spanish masculinity. I study Unamuno's play Nada menos que todo un hombre and Perez de Ayala's novel Tigre Juan as critiques Don Juan as symbol of Spanish virility. In these two works Don Juan is confronted by a protagonist that does not only spend his time seducing women; rather, he is a productive, prosperous and hard-working businessman: the opposite of the idle aristocrat who spends his time in amorous pursuits. The novels conclusions present a new perspective on masculinity and Spanishness that combines work, profit and family stability in a country that has perennially rejected the value of work.
Issue Date:2008
Description:255 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3337684
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2008

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