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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ortega v. Lorca

If you see Ortega as the main Spanish modernist, you will reach certain conclusions. If you filter your reading of Spanish modernist literature through Ortega.

If you see Lorca as the main Spanish modernist, you will come to other conclusions. If you don't filter your reading of Lorca through Ortega, especially.

At the same time, you should at least consider the argument for filtering his work through that of an Orteguian sociology of elites and masses. Then reject it.

You could almost write an article called "Ortega or Lorca: Whose Modernism?" After the model of Perloff's "Pound or Stevens: Whose Epoch?" In fact, this article just formed itself in my mind.

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