Cantidades Hechizadas Y Silogísticas del Sobresalto: La Secreta Ciencia de José Lezama Lima (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures #82) (Hardcover)

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Arguably the most important Cuban writer of the twentieth century, Jos Lezama Lima (1910-1976) is well-known as a poet, essayist, cultural promoter, and novelist, but not as a scientist. In fact, there is no evidence of any concrete relationship between him and any pure science discipline. How then it is possible to establish connections between Lezama's literary works and the disciplines of science? How are certain scientific discoveries and developments, such as the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, modern logic, thermodynamics, or the big bang theory, embraced in the cultural imaginary of Cuba during the first half of the twentieth century? And finally, how do those scientific discoveries and developments inform Lezama's aesthetic production?

Grounded in his disciplinary experience in both literary and mathematical studies, Vargas attempts to unearth the overlaps and connections between science and art, thus offering a new critical apparatus with which scholars can study Lezama's works. In this book, he provides a close reading of Lezama's narrative works, including his two novels-Paradiso and Oppiano Licario-as well as Lezama's essays, press articles, and interviews. The author also examines the catalog of Lezama's personal library, revealing that his poetics are based on an original and fascinating appropriation of concepts, problems, solutions, and rhetorical devices in science.

Probablemente el escritor Cubano m's importante del siglo XX, Jos Lezama Lima (1910-1976) es reconocido como poeta, ensayista, promotor cultural, y novelista, pero no por su relaci n con alguna disciplina de las ciencias puras. C mo es posible entonces establecer alg n tipo de asociaci n entre el pensamiento y la obra de Lezama con disciplinas cient ficas? C mo se registran en el imaginario cultural de la Cuba de la primera mitad del siglo XX ciertos descubrimientos y desarrollos cient ficos como la teor a de la relatividad, la mec nica cu ntica, la l gica moderna, la termodin mica, o la teor a del big bang? Y finalmente, quedan registrados esos descubrimientos y desarrollos cient ficos en la producci n est tica de Lezama?

Apoyado en la perspectiva que le brinda su formaci n acad mica tanto en matem ticas como en estudios literarios, Vargas intenta resolver estos interrogantes. Una lectura detallada de la obra narrativa del autor cubano, incluyendo sus dos novelas-Paradiso y Oppiano Licario-y de gran parte de sus ensayos, art culos de prensa y entrevistas concedidas por l, as como un examen cuidadoso de lo que sobrevivi de su biblioteca personal, muestran que la propuesta po tica de Lezama est sustentada sobre una fascinante y original apropiaci n de conceptos, problemas, soluciones, y caracter sticas ret ricas del quehacer cient fico.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781612496832
ISBN-10: 1612496830
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: Spanish
Series: Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures