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Madrid, ‘Villa y Corte’

Deborah L Parsons

Deborah L. Parsons is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, Abdulrahim Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Madrid : Modernism and the Urban Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...Under the Austrian Habsburg dynasty, Madrid was the fifth largest city in Europe and the royal court of an empire over which the sun never set. Somewhat paradoxically, however, its capital status was in part the result if its lack...

The Nineteenth-Century Capital

Deborah L Parsons

Deborah L. Parsons is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, Abdulrahim Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Madrid : Modernism and the Urban Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...‘How wonderful it would be to hold all the streets of Madrid in one glance’ [Qué magnífico sería abarcar en un solo momento toda la perspectiva de las calles de Madrid], the young Benito Pérez Galdós wrote in the newspaper La Nación...

Introduction: The Castizo Metropolis

Deborah L Parsons

Deborah L. Parsons is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, Abdulrahim Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Madrid : Modernism and the Urban Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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... that they produce. Taken together, these form a historical narrative of Madrid’s halting and abortive transition to modernity, only fully resumed within the democratic change of the l980s and 1990s.H. V. Morton, A Stranger in Spain (London: Methuen,...

City of Contrasts

Deborah L Parsons

Deborah L. Parsons is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, Abdulrahim Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...From the perspective of the Plaza de Oriente, wrote Vicente Blasco Ibáñez in La horda (1905), Madrid ‘looked like an imposing capital city, a major metropolis’ [parecía una capital portentosa, una importante metrópoli]. Vicente Blasco...

Epilogue

Deborah L Parsons

Deborah L. Parsons is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, Abdulrahim Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Madrid : Modernism and the Urban Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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... and fantasy. Carne Tremula and Todo sobre mi madre close with the birth of a new generation, and each film looking back to the past is thus also a foundation for the present, for as Almodóvar states, ‘[l]ike my characters, Madrid has a history:...

Work and Leisure

A Cultural History of Work in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1983), 9–10 ; Deborah Simonton , A History of European...

Cosmopolitan Lights

Deborah L Parsons

Deborah L. Parsons is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, Abdulrahim Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Madrid : Modernism and the Urban Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...Modern technology resulted in a fundamental transformation of the temporality and spatiality of urban life. The electrification of public lighting and trams, along with the development of the metro, the telegraph, the elevator...

Urban Cosmorama

Deborah L Parsons

Deborah L. Parsons is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, Abdulrahim Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Madrid : Modernism and the Urban Spectacle

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...‘Take refuge in the frivolity of street life’ [Sálvate en la frivolidad de la vida callejera], Ramón Gómez de la Serna states at one point in his autobiography. Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Automoribundia 1888–1948, vol. 1 Madrid: Guadarama...