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Cultivating Madrid: Public Space and Middle-Class Culture in the Spanish Capital, 1833-1890

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"This book delves into the gardens of nineteenth-century Madrid, investigating how parks and public landscapes come to represent, even cultivate, the moral, social, and aesthetic ideals of a developing Spanish middle class. From Enlightenment-era calls to "conquer the obstacles" that nature posed to capitalist development, to love scenes set among the parks and promenades of the late nineteenth-century novel, public landscapes figure significantly in ideas of Madrid as the capital of a modern state. Drawing together literature and urban reform, Cultivating Madrid argues that gardens and garden imagery trouble the distinction not only between nature and artifice, but also between reality and representation in general, and are thus critical to understanding realism and the process of modernization in Spain."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The culture of the improver — The public landscapes of Ramon de Mesonero Romanos — The education of don Periquito : public gardens and metropolitan manners in Larra — Madrid and the nature of adultery — Paris or Vallecas? uncertain relationships on the city's outskirts

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122649254
Subtitle:
Public Space and Middle-class Culture in the Spanish Capital, 1833-1890
Publisher:
Backnell University Press
Creator:
Daniel Frost
Author:
Daniel Frost
Author:
Frost, Daniel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Literature and society
Subject:
Spanish literature -- 19th century.
Subject:
Madrid (Spain) in literature.
Subject:
General
Subject:
World History-Spain
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
225

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