The following article offers a reading of Mosko-Strom: The Whirlwind of the Great Metropolises (1933), one of Rosa Arciniega's most representative novels written during her stay in Spain from 1928 to 1936. Through the analysis of her work, we will reflect on the critical position that the author develops regarding the mechanization process experienced by the West in the first decades of the twentieth century, a process in which Futurism, as an ideology, plays a very important role. To carry out this criticism, Arciniega elaborates a dystopia in which she presents the negative effects of said mechanization. The interesting thing about the text is that it not only refers to this negative state of affairs, but also proposes a solution to solve it. In this sense, Mosko-Strom constitutes a roman à these (thesis novel).
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- Rosa Arciniega