Criticism has no doubts when emphasizing the predominant position of realism in the second half of 20th century Spanish short stories; however, the prevalence of aesthetic streams out of this tendency all through the post-war period have been hardly pondered. This paper discuss the production of some significant members of the so-called "Mediosiglo" generation, who, although they choose a kind of compromised and testimonial literature, are also interested in the practice of non realistic forms. This is the case for Ana María Matute and Medardo Fraile, whose stories go into the symbolic existentialism in depth and, sometimes, culminate in the marvellous genre, or for Juan Eduardo Zúñiga and Alfonso Sastre, who use the fantastic genre with the purpose of stepping up the message of denounce of the literary work.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2009|
- Short story
- Spanish post-war fiction
- The fantastic literature