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Subversion and transcendence in Latin American Modernista prose
1 online resource (179 pages).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-173) and index.
Introduction : erotic mysticism 1890s-1920s : "the worst moral stigma" -- The context of non-theistic erotic mysticism : positivist and Catholic discourses in turn-of-the-nineteenth-century Latin America -- Theories of non-theistic mysticism in essayistic prose : Carlos Diaz Duffo (Mexico 1861-1941) and Manuel Diaz Rodriguez (Venezuela 1871-1927) -- Decadence under cover : resurrecting Resurreccion (Colombia) by Jose Maria Rivas Groot -- Death and the feminine erotic : La Rosa Muerta (The dead rose; 1914) by Zoila Aurora Caceres (Peru) -- A Byzantine manifesto on erotic pluralism : El Evangelio del amor (The gospel of love; 1922) by Enrique Gomez Carrillo -- Concluding thoughts : subversion, transcendence, and the ongoing quest for blissful unity.
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