In this article I analyse dystopian aspects of the reaction to exile by Spanish writer Pedro Salinas in his correspondence and narrative. In the many letters he wrote during that period (1936-1951) one could detect a hostile reaction to the United States. In his long poem Zero (1944) he encapsulates his distaste for technology applied to the destruction of humanity. In the poem he describes with painstaking detail a pilot throwing a bomb and the effects of his action. In La bomba increíble (The incredible bomb, 1949) Pedro Salinas wrote a dystopian novel where he expressed his rejection of the arms race caused by the Second World War. The novel speaks to the deeper meanings of what it is to be one small part of a decaying civilization, and it is a reflection about what it means to be a human being.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Titolo:||Dystopische Visionen. Pedro Salinas in den Amerikas|
|Titolo del libro:||Utopie im Exil Literarische Figurationen des Imaginären|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/9783839437490-010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Articolo su libro|