Re-reading Pío Baroja and English Literature

by Katharine Murphy (Author)
©1988 Monographs 276 Pages
Series: European Connections, Volume 17


This volume investigates a broad range of structural connections between PThis volume investigates a broad range of structural connections between Pío Baroja’s early fiction and the novels of his contemporaries in England and Ireland, with prominence given to Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, E. M. Forster and James Joyce. Starting from the premise that Spain has been neglected in studies which assess the evolution of the European novel at the turn of the twentieth century, and challenging the insular concept of the ‘Generation of 1898’, the author reassesses the relationship between Baroja and English literature.
Particular emphasis is given to renderings of consciousness, the role and identity of the artist, European landscapes, and questions of form, genre and representation in the novels under scrutiny. The book produces new readings of Baroja in the context of early twentieth-century English fiction.


ISBN (Softcover)
Baroja, Pío Roman Geschichte 1900-1930 European perspective role of the artist European Novel Spain English literature genre /representation Englisch
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2004. 276 pp.

Biographical notes

Katharine Murphy (Author)

The Author: Katharine Murphy lectures in Spanish at the University of Exeter. She completed her doctoral thesis on the subject of ‘Pío Baroja and English Literature: A Comparative Approach to the Novels’ in 1998. She was employed as a tutor and post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter before being appointed a lecturer in 2001. Her research interests include Comparative Literature, particularly early twentieth-century Spanish and English literature, Pío Baroja and the ‘Generation of 1898’, European Modernism, and the engagements with painting and music in the Modernist novel.


Title: Re-reading Pío Baroja and English Literature