Spanish Civil War and woman’s condition in the catalan novel: Pedra de tartera, by Maria Barbal

Montse Gatell Pérez, Teresa Iribarren Donadeu

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    Abstract

    © 2017, Universidad de los Lagos. All rights reserved. Ten years after Franco’s death, the Catalan writer Maria Barbal published Stone in a Landslide (1985), a novel about the life story of a peasant woman of the Pyrenees marked by the Spanish Civil War. The aim of this paper is to prove that local and international success of the work lies in the ability of the narrative voice to remember the past from the ethical stance against the secular patriarchal powers and commitment to denouncing the woman’s condition. The work of Barbal still has not had the academic attention that it deserves, especially as a war narrative. In order to place Stone in a Landslide in the corpus of the narrative of memory addressing Civil War, we propose an exegesis that places the focus on the recognition of patriarchal, war and postwar violence suffered by the protagonist.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)157-170
    JournalAlpha
    Volume2017
    Issue number45
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

    Keywords

    • Catalan novel
    • Maria barbal
    • Pyrenees
    • Spanish civil war
    • Status of woman

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