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Author Cornellà-Detrell, Jordi.

Title Literature as a response to cultural and political repression in Franco's Catalonia / Jordi Cornellà-Detrell
Published Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Tamesis, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Series Colección Támesis. Serie A, Monografías ; 295
Colección Támesis. Serie A, Monografías ; 295
Contents Frontcover; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 1 Introduction: The Rewriting of Laia, El testament, Tino Costa and Incerta glòria; 2 Language, Literature and the Writer in Franco's Catalonia; Generational and ideological divisions between the post-war writers; Linguistic controversies between 1956 and the early 1960s: the Catalanwriters and their social duties; The myth of the spoken language; 3 Disembodying the Nation: The Rewriting of Laia by Salvador Espriu; The vanished voices of Laia: sexuality, witchcraft and death; The post-war text: voices from the land and the sea
4 Reading Between the Lines: Silences and Double Language in Xavier Benguerel's El testamentThe endless night of Xavier Benguerel: challenging the critical reception of El testament; From the 1955 to the 1967 text: empowering the reader; 5 Chronotope and Language Change in Arbó's Tino Costa; Realist versus mythical discourse in the 1968 version; Disempowering the narrative voice: class, religion and social change in Tino Costa; 6 The Undercurrents of History: Memory, Language and Fiction in Joan Sales's Incerta glòria
From the 1956 to the 1971 version: gendered voices, political engagement and censorshipCruells facing the angel of history: spies, traumas, homicidal somnambulism and conspiracy theories in 'Últimes notícies'; Reverberating voices: direct speech, multilingualism and expressive clichés in the 1969 text; 7 Conclusion; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; Backcover
Summary This is a thoroughly researched and documented study of Catalan literature under the Franco regime, focused on several key post-Civil War novels and their authors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-215) and index
Subject Benguerel, Xavier, 1905-1990. Testament
Espriu, Salvador. Laia
Juan Arbó, Sebastià, 1902-1984. Tino Costa
Sales, Joan. Incerta glòria. Spanish.
Catalan fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Catalan language -- Political aspects.
Censorship -- Spain -- Catalonia -- History -- 20th century.
Language policy -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- Spain -- Catalonia -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1846159806 (electronic bk.)
9781846159800 (electronic bk.)