Fenómenos lingüísticos y literarios
Edited By Edison Neira Palacio and Sophie Dorothee von Werder
What the Representation of Women in French Fiction on the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) Can Teach about Globalization and Intolerance
Por: Alicia Bralove2
Although from a technical standpoint the Spanish Civil War was fought on Spanish soil, some of its reverberations were felt strongly all over the world both at the time, and currently. Furthermore, the Spanish Civil War had an enormous impact on those who were ravaged by its consequences as well as the generations that grew up hearing about it, and these generations are not limited to Spain’s natural borders and/or territories. As is the case with many other wars, refugees who were able to flee the country of the conflict often brought the trauma of war with them wherever they went. With this particular war, the establishment of the composition and distribution of the Spanish Civil War exile community was a product of happenstance as opposed to careful planning. It did, however, unite Europe and The Americas in ways that were a complete departure from former ties.
One way in which Europe and the Americas built stronger mutually interconnected bonds was through showing solidarity with the Spaniards. One of the most notorious examples of this phenomenon of feeling close to events that were taking place overseas was the killing of the still mourned Federico García Lorca (1898–1936) quite early during the conflict. This assassination was a particularly egregious and defining moment for many intellectuals, poetry and drama enthusiasts the world over. Pablo Neruda (1904–1973), the Chilean Nobel laureate, poet and statesman immortalized his...
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