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The Novel of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1975)

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This first major study in English of the novels of the Spanish Civil War is based on an analysis of some eighty Spanish novels written in Spain and abroad during the Franco period. The works are related to earlier examples of war literature, such as the French novels of the First World War. Professor Thomas examines the effects of propaganda in the early novels of the Civil War as well as the disillusionment of later works, and the effects of propaganda and censorship on literary style are also discussed. Major ...
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Overview

This first major study in English of the novels of the Spanish Civil War is based on an analysis of some eighty Spanish novels written in Spain and abroad during the Franco period. The works are related to earlier examples of war literature, such as the French novels of the First World War. Professor Thomas examines the effects of propaganda in the early novels of the Civil War as well as the disillusionment of later works, and the effects of propaganda and censorship on literary style are also discussed. Major writers covered include Max Aub, Francisco Ayala, Ram'on Sender and Camilo Jos'e Cela.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521062039
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2008
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgement; Introduction; 1. Literature, history and war; 2. Literature, commitment and propaganda; 3. Literary genre, narrative technique and language in the first-wave Civil War novel; 4. Myth creation and reinforcement in the Nationalist novel; 5. Commitment and propaganda in the Republican novel; 6. The gods that failed: disillusionment in the novel of the Civil War; 7. The novel as chronicle: Gironella's trilogy; 8. The novel as symbol: La cabeza del cordero; 9. Irrationalism and anti-historicism in the later novel of the Civil War (1967–1975); Conclusion; Appendix; Glossary of Civil War terms; Bibliography; Index.
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