The Representation of the Spanish Civil War and Fascism in El siglo, by Javier Marías, and O ano da morte de Ricardo Reis, by José Saramago

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Title The Representation of the Spanish Civil War and Fascism in El siglo, by Javier Marías, and O ano da morte de Ricardo Reis, by José Saramago
La representación de la guerra civil y el fascismo en El siglo, de Javier Marías, y O ano da morte de Ricardo Reis, de José Saramago
 
Creator Torres Rabassa, Gerard
 
Subject Portuguese Literature
José Saramago; Javier Marías; Spanish Civil War; novel; memory; history
Literatura portuguesa
José Saramago; Javier Marías; guerra civil; novela; memoria; historia
 
Description This article analyses the representation of the Spanish Civil War and fascism in the novels O ano da morte de Ricardo Reis, by José Saramago and El siglo, by Javier Marías. Both texts respond to a desire to recover national history and at the same time testify to the search for new narrative aesthetics connected with international literary modernity. The novels, written in contexts of both political and literary transition, propose an elliptical, indirect and fragmentary representation of the Civil War. In dialogue with the theories of Mikhail Bakhtin, we will show that these novels try to produce historical knowledge through the work of the literary form, maintaining a doublé commitment: to historical memory and with the aesthetic renovation of the literary field.
Este artículo analiza la representación de la guerra civil española y del fascismo en las novelas O ano da morte de Ricardo Reis, de José Saramago, y El siglo, de Javier Marías. Ambos textos responden a una voluntad de producir conocimiento histórico y, al mismo tiempo, atestiguan la búsqueda de nuevas estéticas narrativas conectadas con la modernidad literaria internacional. Las novelas, escritas análogamente en contextos de transición política y literaria, proponen una representación de la guerra civil elíptica, indirecta y fragmentaria. Dialogando con las teorías de Mijaíl Bajtín, mostraremos que estas novelas tratan de producir conocimiento histórico mediante el trabajo de la forma literaria, manteniendo un doble compromiso: con la memoria histórica y con la renovación estética del campo literario.
 
Publisher Universitat de Barcelona
 
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Date 2019-07-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Article revisat per persones expertes
Peer reviewed article
Artículo revisado por pares
Artigo revisado por persoas expertas
Avaliado pelos pares
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/Abriu/article/view/abriu2019.8.9
10.1344/abriu2019.8.9
 
Source Abriu: Textuality Studies on Brazil, Galicia and Portugal; No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan; 165-178
Abriu: estudos de textualidade do Brasil, Galicia e Portugal; No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan; 165-178
Abriu: estudos de textualidade do Brasil, Galicia e Portugal; No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan; 165-178
Abriu: estudos de textualidade do Brasil, Galicia e Portugal; No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan; 165-178
Abriu: estudos de textualidade do Brasil, Galicia e Portugal; No 8 (2019): Rounds Around Magellan; 165-178
2014-8534
2014-8526
 
Language spa
 
Relation http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/Abriu/article/view/abriu2019.8.9/29521
 
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