The Spanish Civil War in Catalan narrative


  • Maria Campillo Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


The first part of this article presents the literary output on the subject of the Spanish Civil War written during the war and
immediately after it, between 1936 and 1939. What stand out from this time are brief, non-fictional narrative forms which were often meant for the press, such as chronicles from both the battlefront (where Pere Calders excels) and the home front. Among the fictional genres, short stories prevailed during the war, while the novel, a genre which requires the slow assimilation of experience, found its maximum expression in the post-war period in two canonical works by Joan Sales and Mercè Rodoreda, which shall be analysed in the second part of this article.




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