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In this wide-ranging study of French intellectuals who represented the Spanish Civil War as it was happening and in its immediate aftermath, Martin Hurcombe explores the ways in which these individuals addressed national anxieties and shaped the French political landscape. Bringing together reportage, essays, and fiction by French supporters of Franco's Nationalists and of the Spanish Republic, Hurcombe shows the multifaceted ways in which that conflict impacted upon French political culture, arguing that French cultural representations of the war often served to articulate a utopian image of one or the other Spain, a model behind which the radical right and radical left in France might mobilise. His book will be of interest not only to scholars of French literature and culture but also to those interested in how events unfolding in Spain found an echo in the political landscapes of other countries.
|Translated title of the contribution||France and the Spanish Civil War: Cultural Representations of the War Next Door, 1936–1945|
|Publisher||Ashgate Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||254|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|