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Author Cano, Luis C., author.

Title Los espíritus de la ciencia ficción : espiritismo, periodismo y cultura popular en las novelas de Eduardo Holmberg, Francisco Miralles y Pedro Castera / por Luis C. Cano.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : U.N.C. Department of Romance Studies, 2017.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press

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Description 1 online resource (263 pages).
Series North Carolina studies in the Romance languages and literatures ; number 313
North Carolina studies in the Romance languages and literatures ; no. 313.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents La cultura popular, los géneros populares y la ciencia-ficción -- De manías planetarias y un gato negro: Viaje maravilloso del señor Nic-Nac -- Mutabilidades genericas: Desde Júpiter de Francisco Miralles -- Viajes interiores: Querens de Pedro Castera -- Consideraciones finales.
Summary "This book examines the development of Latin American science fiction from the mid-nineteenth century until the early days of Modernsmo via an in-depth discussion of the first three novels published in Spanish America: Viaje maravilloso del senor Nic-Nac al planeta Marte by Argentinian writer Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg, Desde Jupiter by the Chilean Francisco Miralles, and Querens by Pedro Castera from Mexico. These three novels incorporate all the attributes that consistently appear in a science fiction work through a blend of Darwinism and Spiritism, the two most dominant and widely-debated scientific discourses of their time. Consistent with the social and political interests in the recently independent Latin American nations, the three writers address scientific, aesthetic, intellectual and personal beliefs through a combination of utopian optimism and dystopian pragmatism."--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Holmberg, Eduardo Ladislao -- Criticism and interpretation.
Holmberg, Eduardo Ladislao. Viaje maravilloso del señor Nic-Nac al planeta Marte.
Miralles, Francisco, 1837- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Miralles, Francisco, 1837-. Desde Júpiter.
Castera, Pedro, 1838-1906 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Castera, Pedro, 1838-1906. Querens.
Science fiction, Spanish American -- History and criticism.
Occultism in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Cano, Luis C. Espíritus de la ciencia ficción. Chapel Hill : U.N.C. Department of Romance Studies, 2017 9781469641690 (DLC) 2017043701 (OCoLC)1003854918
ISBN 9781469641706 (electronic bk.)
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