Beyond the GlitterThe Language of Gems in Modernista Writers Ruben Dario, Ramon Del Valle-Inclan, and Jose Asuncion Silva
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: United States, 01 February 1999
By: Rosemary C. LoDato
This book is an examination of how gems and jewelry contributed to elaborating the expressiveness of the Hispanic literary movement known as Modernismo. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the use of bejeweled images in Parnassianism, Pre-Raphaelitism, Decadentism, and Symbolism are shown to have significantly influenced ModernismoOs aesthetics. The underlying premise is that precious gem imagery was not an accessory but fundamental to ModernismoOs innovations in poetic expression.