Author: Jordi Cornell Detrell ISBN: 9781855662018
Format: HB Extent: 208 pp.
Price: £60 Publication: October 2011
Publisher: Tamesis Books (Boydell & Brewer)
This book is a thoroughly researched and documented study of Catalan literature under the Franco regime. The author focuses on four important post-Civil War novels: Incerta glória by Joan Sales, El Testament by Xavier Benguerel , Laia by Salvador Espriu , and Tino Costa by Sebastià Juan Arbó. It draws on an impressive range of literary criticism and contemporary critical theory to examine internal differences and struggles within Catalan culture during the period, offering a more nuanced interpretation of the various means of preserving Catalan literature and identity in the face of the Castilian-centric policies of Franco's Spain.