Resumen del Libro
The problematic connection between avant-garde and fascism is looked at in the present study for the first time with specific reference to Spanish literature. Inquiry into the reactionary visage of modernism opens up a perspective on a forgotten sector of narrative prose (Giménez Caballero, Borrás, Ximénez de Sandoval, Ros, Obregón). Without indulging in reductionist theorizing, the study draws upon texts by these authors to delineate the ideological functionalization of certain elements of avant-garde discourse. On the content plane this development is traceable in the portrayal of identity problems and the depiction of relations between individual and society. The volume closes with remarks on various aspects of the fascist >aestheticization< of things political.