Memoria e nazione: la poesia dell’esilio repubblicano del 1939 e la Transizione democratica

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Abstract: The poetry of the Republican exile of 1939 was judged on the basis of some clichés that led to the neutralization of its most critical components. Usually enclosed in the sphere of a time shift (melancholic and/or utopian), this poetry testifies an alleged detachment from the historical, political and cultural challenges of the Spain of its time. This reading also frequently included the Political Transition. After highlighting the critical possibilities of «reflective nostalgia» as an opening to the social and political dimension of memory, I analyse the cases of three exiled poets who wanted to join the project of the new nation that many wanted to build: Ernestina de Champourcin, Rafael Alberti and José Bergamín. In their poetry, these authors pointed out some fundamental elements of personal and social memory. Since, in their opinion, these elements should not have been neglected, they sought to investigate the reasons for this disregard.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)231-247
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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