Date: 24-Jun-2008 From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org> Subject: The Novel of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1975): Thomas E-mail this message to a friend
Title: The Novel of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1975)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Gareth Thomas
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521062039 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 17.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521062039 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 32.99
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, Ramón Sender and Camilo José Cela.
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.