1st Edition

Living the Death of Democracy in Spain
The Civil War and Its Aftermath

ISBN 9781138059634
Published May 31, 2017 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

This volume brings together new interdisciplinary perspectives on the Spanish Civil War, its victims, its contentious ending, and its aftermath. In exploring the slow demise of the Spanish Republic and the course of the Civil War, the authors have chosen to range in turn over cinematic, literary and historical depictions of the era. In addition, reactions elsewhere in Europe to the Spanish conflict are examined; the role of the International Brigades is looked at afresh; the fate of children displaced during the Civil War is explored; and the Spanish anarcho-syndicalist movement is revisited. The volume shows that to be any kind of soldier in the armies of the Republic, or even to be seen as a Republican sympathiser, was to become a "non-person" in the new order in Spain under Franco, and sets what supporters of the Republic had to endure within the wider European and international context of the period. This book offers timely fresh insights into the failure of the Spanish Republic and into a society that tried in vain to unite its divided people during what was a seismic era in Spain’s history.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Bulletin of Spanish Studies.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Note  1. Introduction  Part I: Cinema  2. Las 13 rosas (2007): el cine como reconstructor de memoria  3. Spanish Cinema during the Final Year of the Civil War: The Republicans’ Last Documentaries and Francoist Triumphalism  4. Bio-Pic/Death Story: Emilio Martínez-Lázaro’s Las 13 rosas  5. Triunfalismo nacional y mística guerrera en ¡Harka! y ¡A mí la Legión!  6. La Guerra Civil en el cine espan˜ ol de la democracia o cómo perduran los mitos  Part II: Literature  7. Los intelectuales y escritores republicanos frente a la derrota: la visión de los novelistas  8. ‘La guerre est toujours là’: Defeat, Exile and Resistance in the Works of Jorge Semprún  9. Escribir el trauma en femenino: las obras de Agustin Gomez-Arcos y Dulce Chacón  10. Irish Literary Responses to the Spanish Civil War - With Particular Reference to Peadar O’Donnell’s Salud! An Irishman in Spain (1937)  11. El concepto ‘España’ como desencadenante de la moral de Victoria en la poesía de la Guerra Civil española  12. Bearing Witness: Carlota O’Neill’s Una mujer en la Guerra de España Part III: History  Part III: History 13. The ‘Salamanca Papers’: Plunder, Collaboration, Surveillance and Restitution  14. El relevo en la propaganda oficial de la Guerra Civil española: de Jaume Miravitlles a Dionisio Ridruejo  15. La voluntad del retorno: correspondencia desde el exilio catalán  16. Ireland and the Fall of the Second Republic in Spain  17. Propaganda in Franco’s Time  18. Fracturas de guerra: los niños de la Guerra Civil española en el Reino Unido y la Unión Soviética  19. Casado’s Ghosts: Demythologizing the End of the Spanish Republic  20. Spanish Refugee Children in France, 1939: An Insight into Their Experiences, Opinions and Culture  21. Apátridas republicanos en campos de concentración Nazis  22. The Victors Write History, the Vanquished Literature: Myth, Distortion and Truth in the XV Brigade

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Susana Bayó Belenguer is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Ciaran Cosgrove is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Head of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

James Whiston is Emeritus Professor in Hispanic Studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.


"Readers are sure to find much of interest in this substantial and diverse collection." - Tom Buchanan, Kellogg College, Oxford