Santo Domingo: Sociedad Sominincana de Bibliófilos, (Colección del Cultura Dominicana Segunda Época, Volumen 89), 2019. First Edition. Paperback. (695)p., (705)p., bibl., indices, wrps. new. Item #79544
ISBN: 9789945457582

The narrative work is the least recognized part of the literary work of Tomás Hernández Franco Franco (1904-1952). Despite his great inequalities, he always maintained mastery of the craft. With "The man who had lost his axis", published in Paris in 1926, we definitively access the first great avant-garde wave of the 20th century: marked by Dadaism, cinema and the daily life of a Paris between the wars, with all the ingredients of the "lost generation", Hernández Franco allows us to look at the emergence of industrialism and its new subjects. Hernández Franco is recognized for his poem "Yelidá" (1942), one of the fundamentals of Dominican poetry. However, "The man who had lost his axis" is also a broad and compact work, of ruptures in terms of language, subjects, their actions, the landscape. Not only a tribute to Chaplin's genius, but to the body in its extremes of nights and pleasures and agonies. "Cibao" was his last work. Despite the formal setback around his first book, the typical themes of the "literature of the land" are treated with finesse.

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