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The Resource Franco's crypt : Spanish culture and memory since 1936, Jeremy Treglown

Franco's crypt : Spanish culture and memory since 1936, Jeremy Treglown

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Franco's crypt : Spanish culture and memory since 1936
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Franco's crypt
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Spanish culture and memory since 1936
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Jeremy Treglown
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Francos crypt
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Spanish culture and memory since 1936
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  • Spain under Nationalist dictator Francisco Franco was not a mute, traumatized wasteland, but a country with a complex, imaginative culture that deserves to be remembered, according to this probing study. Treglown (Roald Dahl: A Biography) surveys an eclectic range of cultural artifacts from the Spanish Civil War, the Franco period, and Spain’s modern democratic era—everything from monuments and hydro-electric dams, to video games and the latter-day movement to unearth the mass graves of Republican opponents shot by Nationalist forces. He unflinchingly registers the crimes of the Franco government, but argues that sophisticated, even subversive voices were tolerated and at times nurtured by the regime: novels with ambivalent attitudes toward the war and the sides that fought it, challenging art, films that satirized Franco-ite mores. Treglown presents subtle and perceptive critical readings of unjustly neglected works, showing how far they depart from the caricature of bland conservatism that some apply to the culture of the Franco era. But he also advances a deeper argument about modes of historical awareness, contrasting the confrontational and sometimes simplistic commemorative politics of democratic Spain with the oblique, symbolic but still rich expressiveness of the more repressed Franco period. Treglown’s elegant and thoughtful meditation shows us that authoritarian power is neither monolithic nor immune to the soft power of civil society and individual creativity. Agent: Amanda Urban, ICM. (Aug. 13) --Staff (Reviewed May 20, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 20, p)
  • (The following is a combined review for FRANCO&#39 and S CRYPT)In a studious, occasionally turgid work, accomplished British biographer Treglown (V.S. Pritchett, 2004, etc.) explores the legacy of Francisco Franco in monument and art. As the Spanish continue to reckon with, reclaim and sift through the buried wreckage--physical and emotional--of the Spanish Civil War, the author, who lives part of the year on a finca and speaks Spanish, was moved to find out more about Franco's influence on modern culture. The extraordinarily long tenure of the generalissimo means that anyone living in Spain today between the ages of 40 and mid-70s was born during Franco's rule; he continues to arouse strong feelings on both sides, by people disgusted by his ruthlessness and repression and by others grateful for what they deem his ability to keep order and build massive public works. Treglown traces some of the efforts by victims' families to excavate mass graves (the 2007 Law of Historical Memory requires the government to assist victims and "to remove memorials to Franco's dictatorship"), such as the search for poet Garcia Lorca's grave, although most victims were not famous and were dumped in mass, unmarked graves. However, monuments to the Falange (fascists) still abound--e.g., the annual celebration at Valle de los Caídos, orchestrated by Franco's own daughter. While the conventional view among (European) intellectuals is that the true artists fled Spain during the Franco era, many did not, and Treglown delves into the rich, subversive literature and culture of film since the war. This is a tricky, detailed book, maneuvering between public collections and private values, but the author's deep study of the artists involved is remarkable and inspiring. A dense, comparative tome that should act as a challenge to students of Spanish.(Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2013)
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Treglown, Jeremy
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illustrations
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DP270
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.T74 2013
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non fiction
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  • Architecture, Spanish
  • Motion pictures
  • Spanish literature
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  • Collective memory
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Spanish culture and memory since 1936
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Franco's crypt : Spanish culture and memory since 1936, Jeremy Treglown
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-299)and index
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24 cm
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First edition.
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320 pages
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9780374108427
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(alk. paper)
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2012048086
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Franco's crypt : Spanish culture and memory since 1936, Jeremy Treglown
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-299)and index
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  • nc
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text
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24 cm
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First edition.
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320 pages
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9780374108427
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(alk. paper)
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2012048086
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) o822971510
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