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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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Cross-Story(ies): Fictional Historiographical Construction in Campos de Lágrimas by José Jorge Letria



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


This approach focuses on the juvenile novel Campos de Lágrimas (2000) by José Jorge Letria, one of the most recognised and prolific authors in Portuguese Literature and potentially suited for young readers. In this fictional account of unmistakeable historical inspiration, José Jorge Letria recreates an event of the collective memory, the European in this case, which is the Nazi Holocaust (and also implicitly the Spanish Civil War), describing the journey of a Portuguese family to the city of Weimar and to the concentration camp of Buchenwald.

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