By Richard E. Chandler, Kessel Schwartz
First released in 1961, "A New heritage of Spanish Literature" has been a much-used source for generations of scholars. The ebook has now been thoroughly revised and up-to-date to incorporate broad dialogue of Spanish literature of the earlier thirty years.
Richard E. Chandler and Kessel Schwartz, either longtime scholars of the literature, write authoritatively approximately each Spanish literary paintings of outcome. From the earliest extant writings during the literature of the Eighties, they draw at the newest scholarship.
Unlike so much literary histories, this one treats each one style absolutely in its personal part, therefore making it effortless for the reader to stick to the improvement of poetry, the drama, the radical, different prose fiction, and nonfiction prose. scholars of the 1st version have chanced on this technique quite important. notwithstanding, this method doesn't prevent learn of the literature by means of interval. an entire index simply permits the reader to discover all references to any person writer or ebook.
Another noteworthy function of the ebook, and one passed over from many books of this type, is the excellent recognition the authors accord nonfiction prose, together with, for instance, essays, philosophy, literary feedback, politics, and historiography.
Encyclopedic in scope but concise and eminently readable, the revised variation of "A New background of Spanish Literature" bids reasonable to be the traditional reference good into the subsequent century.
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As with coal mining in Asturias, wartime profitability was totally artificial and the end of the war brought with it a widespread crisis. Inefficient producers which had sprung up to take advantage of the situation went to the wall in large numbers. In Catalonia 140 factories closed by April 1921. Nor had the benefits of the war years touched all sectors of the population. Even where nominal wages did increase they could not keep pace with the spiralling inflation. The growing impoverishment of the working classes, side by side with the ostentatious affluence of the wealthy, triggered both a newly intense labor militancy during the war and ongoing class conflict during the conversion back to a peacetime economy.
The numbers, especially for the employees, are very small, mirroring the small scale of the retail business: in 1920 there were only three employees for every employer. Between 1920 and 1930 the number of people involved in commerce increased by over 50 per cent to 55,000 and the number of women by 350 per cent to 4,200, due at least in part to the appearance of the first large department stores with their demand for young female clerks. 31 The professions did not provide many opportunities for women, Law was the least welcoming but the universities were little better.
They were given new names, were dressed and fed—poorly—by the madame, who kept their earnings, kept them in a kind of debt servitude and enforced a rigid discipline, including the use of physical force. 35 How did women come to prostitution? According to Rafael Eslava, head of the special hygiene section in Madrid, 31 per cent of the city’s prostitutes began their careers after having been seduced by their lovers and another 27 per cent had been domestic servants, many of whom were also likely to have been seduced.
A New History of Spanish Literature by Richard E. Chandler, Kessel Schwartz