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


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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Between History and Fiction: A Casa de Eulália by Manuel Tiago


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Between History and Fiction: A Casa de Eulália, by Manuel Tiago

José António Gomes, Ana Margarida Ramos and Sara Reis da Silva


This essay proposes a reading of Manuel Tiago's novel A Casa de Eulália (1997). In it, Manuel Tiago (a pseudonym of Álvaro Cunhal) recreates parts of a life dedicated to resistance and to political commitment, on which the fight for ideals, but also values such as solidarity and brotherhood, have left their mark. The young characters from this novel express the dilemmas, doubts and passions of a whole generation in the scenario of the Spanish Civil War. This analysis tries to articulate the paratext, thematic and ideological aspects, alongside the novel’s structure and other relevant topics.

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