Memory and Trauma in the Postwar Spanish Novel: Revisiting the Past

Memory and Trauma in the Postwar Spanish Novel: Revisiting the Past

by Sarah Leggott
     
 

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This book proposes a new direction for the study of Spanish literature of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, arguing that novels of this period merit a fresh critical approach that enriches existing perspectives on the Spanish novel during the first two decades of the Franco dictatorship. Essays take an interdisciplinary approach to reveal how contemporary cultural

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This book proposes a new direction for the study of Spanish literature of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, arguing that novels of this period merit a fresh critical approach that enriches existing perspectives on the Spanish novel during the first two decades of the Franco dictatorship. Essays take an interdisciplinary approach to reveal how contemporary cultural theory relating to memory and trauma can enhance our understanding of the postwar Spanish novel.

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Based on scholarly research, these essays examine the notion of collective and historical memory after the Spanish Civil War and Franco's dictatorship. The book examines individual texts and authors of the Spanish postwar period as a way of offering new perspectives on canonical and little-studied works and of presenting theoretical approaches to memory pertinent to Spanish novels written in the postwar era. One essay investigates representations of trauma in works that have been neglected. Another is dedicated exclusively to novels written by Spanish women from the 1940s to the 1960s, exploring the relationships between history and collective memory, remembering and forgetting, and literary representations of individual and collective trauma through the works of David Herzberger. The book concludes with extensive notes, a thorough bibliography, and a concise index. This is a good tool for those interested in the Spanish Civil War and debates on collective memory in literature. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty.

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ISBN-13:
9781611485301
Publisher:
Bucknell University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2013
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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