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Author Gabilondo, Joseba, 1963- author.

Title Introduction to a postnational history of contemporary Basque literature (1978-2000) : Remnants of the nation / Joseba Gabilondo
Published Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2019


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages)
Series Coleccion Tamesis: Serie A, Monografias ; 382
Colección Támesis. Serie A, Monografías ; 382.
Summary By developing a new theory of postnationalism about the relationship between minor and major literatures, this book chronicles the growth and success of Basque literature after the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (1975), and the historical and literary struggles that took place in its aftermath in order to achieve global recognition: the reduction of Basque literature to a representation of an exotic and magic place and people (the Basque Country), best exemplified by Bernardo Atxaga's novel Obabakoak (1988). The book also deploys postnationalist theory in order to chronicle the way in which women's literature challenged and changed this model in the 1990s and paved the way for what is now a complex and diverse literature
Analysis Basque Country
Basque growth
Basque literature
Complex literature
Contemporary Basque literature
Francisco Franco
Literary struggles
Minor and major literatures
Spanish dictator
Women's literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Basque literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Nationalism and literature -- Spain -- 20th century -- History and criticism
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Spanish & Portuguese.
Basque literature
Nationalism and literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781787445314