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The Representations of the Spanish Civil War in European Children’s Literature (1975-2008)


Edited By Blanca Ana Roig Rechou and Veljka Ruzicka Kenfel

This work analyses the Spanish Civil War in Spanish and European Children’s Literature from 1975, when Spain passed from a dictatorship to a parliamentary monarchy, to the present. The contributors focus on collecting narrative works that deal with the Civil War to describe how the war was lived, remembered and referenced in Spain and other countries and selecting books of literary importance to analyse pre-established topics such as genre, ideology, female/male characters, illustrations and intertextualities. They also propose translations of those works which have not yet been translated into one of the languages of Spain and compare the works based on theoretical-methodological models offered in theories such as post-colonialism, feminism, comparativism and cultural studies.
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The Reality of the War



Pedro C. Cerrillo Torremocha


The adults who read this novel will easily recognise the context wherein it is emplaced, the Civil? War and Postwar that made a lot of Spaniards hide from their own families. Young readers who don’t have in mind that vision would read the novel from more comfortable though not least touching positions: the adventure of the Ghost-Grandfather who wants to awake his grandson every night to stay with him and show him his affection. At the same time, the grandfather tries to open his grandson’s eyes and mind to life through the stories he reads or tells him.

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