Andrews, Jean

Spanish Reactions to the Anglo-Irish Literary Revival the Stone by the Elixir
1991 0-7734-9698-X
This study examines broadly aesthetic, cultural, personal and public issues in the work of Juan Ramón Jiménez, Valle-Inclán and their Irish contemporaries. Jiménez knew Irish literature and corresponded with Yeats; Valle, as a Galician writing in Castilian, was subject to the same crisis of identity as his Irish contemporaries. This study attempts to draw conclusions about communal identity, the presentation of nature and the peasantry, and the search for spiritual and aesthetic fulfilment in Spanish and Anglo-Irish literature during the first quarter of this century. This study examines broadly aesthetic, cultural, personal and public issues in the work of Juan Ramón Jiménez, Valle-Inclán and their Irish contemporaries. Jiménez knew Irish literature and corresponded with Yeats; Valle, as a Galician writing in Castilian, was subject to the same crisis of identity as his Irish contemporaries. This study attempts to draw conclusions about communal identity, the presentation of nature and the peasantry, and the search for spiritual and aesthetic fulfilment in Spanish and Anglo-Irish literature during the first quarter of this century.