232 pages | 36 B/W Illus.
Since its publication nearly eight decades ago, the consensus among scholars about Fábula de Equis y Zeda, by the Spanish poet Gerardo Diego (1896-1987) remains unchanged: Fábula is an enigmatic avant-garde curiosity. It seems to rob the reader of the reason necessary to interpret it, even as it lures him or her ineluctably to the task; nevertheless, the present study makes the case that this work is, in fact, not inaccessible, and that what the anhelante arquitecto, intended with his masterpiece was a creation myth that explains the evolution of music in his day. This monograph unlocks the fullness of the poem´s meaning sourced in music’s mythical consciousness and expressed in a poetic idiom that replicates aesthetic concepts and cubist strategies of form embraced by the neoclassical composers Bartok, Falla, Ravel, and Stravinsky.
PART I Foundations of Diego’s Creation Myth
Chapter 1 Three Guiding Questions
Chapter 2 Theory and Criticism
Chapter 3 Manual de espumas as Incubator of Fábula
PART II Fábula de Equis y Zeda
Chapter 4 The Framework
Chapter 5 "Brindis"
Chapter 6 "Exposición"
Chapter 7 "Amor"
Chapter 8 "Desenlace"
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