France and the Spanish Civil War

In this wide-ranging study of French intellectuals who represented the Spanish Civil War as it was happening and in its immediate aftermath, Hurcombe explores the ways in which these individuals addressed national anxieties and shaped the ...

Author: Martin Hurcombe

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409420828

Category: History

Page: 258

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In this wide-ranging study of French intellectuals who represented the Spanish Civil War as it was happening and in its immediate aftermath, Hurcombe explores the ways in which these individuals addressed national anxieties and shaped the French political landscape. Bringing together reports, essays and fiction by French supporters of Franco's Nationalists and of the Spanish Republic, Hurcombe shows the multifaceted ways in which conflict impacted upon French political culture.

France Divided

The book ends with the agony of the Republican exodus.

Author: David Wingeate Pike

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781845195311

Category: History

Page: 433

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This book sets out to analyse the schism in French public opinion during the Spanish Civil War that was to end in the tragic collapse of French national unity. It makes no claim to being a new history of the conflict, or even of the international events surrounding it. It touches only cursorily upon the events in Spain proper. It considers only tangentially French public opinion in regard to the two Spains. Instead, it examines how the French people viewed their position in the international imbroglio swirling around the Spanish question, and how news was manipulated as never before. And since opinion polls were inexistent and radio commentary had little influence, almost the only means of gauging public opinion is the press. Mainstream historical fact is presented merely as the skeleton on which French press reportage is grafted. Included in the historical material is the authors research in the archives of all five of the French dpartements bordering on Spain. Within the press, four areas predominate: editorial opinion; propaganda; French correspondents in Spain; and collateral events in France (frontier incidents, arms supplies, foreign volunteers, and espionage activities). The work is divided into two parts, the chronological hiatus coming in December 1936. This division is explained by the policy formulated by the democracies that went through no appreciable change; a policy sufficiently strong, perhaps, to deter the Axis powers from all-out intervention in Spain, but weak enough to allow them to pursue with impunity a victory by attrition. The periodic opening and closing of the French frontier played no decisive part in the outcome, since French aid to the Spanish Republic never came close to what the Axis provided the Nationalists. The book ends with the agony of the Republican exodus. Published in association with the Caada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies.


The Spanish Civil War in Literature

The Spanish Civil War in Literature examines the diverse literatures that the war inspired: a literature relating directly to the war, a literature of exile arising from the forty-year dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and a polemical ...

Author: Janet Pérez

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Few events have stirred the emotions and caught the imaginations of intellectuals as did the Spanish Civil War of 1936–39. The Spanish Civil War in Literature examines the diverse literatures that the war inspired: a literature relating directly to the war, a literature of exile arising from the forty-year dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and a polemical literature embracing pro-Franco and Loyalist sympathies.In this book, specialists from a variety of fields explore these literatures within comparative and interdisciplinary frameworks. They reflect upon film, poetry, novels, painting, discourse, biography, and propaganda. The essays are grouped according to the original languages of the works they discuss: French, Russian, English, and Spanish.



France and the Spanish Civil War

The same criticisms have all been levelled at French intellectual engagement on behalf of either of the two Spains. Thus, for example, Nicholas Hewitt writes that, in the French novel of the Civil War, 'The Spanish Left and Right lose ...

Author: Mr Martin Hurcombe

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409478807

Category: History

Page: 254

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In this wide-ranging study of French intellectuals who represented the Spanish Civil War as it was happening and in its immediate aftermath, Martin Hurcombe explores the ways in which these individuals addressed national anxieties and shaped the French political landscape. Bringing together reportage, essays, and fiction by French supporters of Franco's Nationalists and of the Spanish Republic, Hurcombe shows the multifaceted ways in which that conflict impacted upon French political culture. He argues that French cultural representations of the war often articulated a utopian image of the Nationalists or of the Spanish Republic that served as models behind which the radical right or the radical left in France might mobilise. His book will be of interest not only to scholars of French literature and culture but also to those interested in how events unfolding in Spain found an echo in the political landscapes of other countries.

No Pasaran

The Spanish Civil War captured the imaginations of writers and readers around the world. ¡No Pasarán! collects thirty-eight of the most vivid, poignant stories to come out of the conflict, by writers from across the political, ...

Author: Pete Ayrton

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN: 1782830731

Category: History

Page: 275

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The Spanish Civil War captured the imaginations of writers and readers around the world. No Pasarn! collects thirty-eight of the most vivid, poignant stories to come out of the conflict, by writers from across the political, geographical and artistic spectrum. The writers include celebrated international figures such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Leonardo Sciascia and Victor Serge and well known British and American observers such as George Orwell, Gamel Woolsey, Langston Hughes and Muriel Rukeyser. Uniquely, where previous collections privileged the writings of the International Brigades, No Pasarn! draws most heavily on writers from Spain itself - including Merc Rodoreda, Javier Cercas and Lus Buuel. No Pasarn! is the essential anthology of Spain's Civil War writing, and allows the reader to witness life and death, hope and despair at the front lines of one of the century's most bitter wars.

FDR and the Spanish Civil War

9 The civil war was of immediate importance for French interests , given Spain's geographic position and the extensive French foreign capital invested in Spanish industry . The Popular Front government in Paris sympathized with its ...

Author: Dominic Tierney

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822340768

Category: History

Page: 223

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DIVProvides new understanding of Franklin Roosevelt's involvement in the Spanish Civil War, claiming that he was activist and pro-Loyalist./div

The Policy of Simmering

Dr. Kleine's book, lucidly written and carefully documented, ex amines the British attitude toward the Spanish Civil War.

Author: NA Kleine-Ahlbrandt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401747385

Category: Political Science

Page: 161

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Few modem events have aroused more controversy than the Spanish Civil War. This controversy was especially acute in Great Britain, which was tom between its distrust of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy on the one hand and of Communist Russia on the other. The and determined to avoid war at British public, pacifist in sentiment almost any cost, sensed the danger implicit in the Civil War, yet realised its impotence to control events in Spain which indeed it little understood. The British Government, though under heavy attack from the Opposition and from a handful of its own supporters, succeeded in its endeavours to keep the country out of war on this occasion. The neutrality of Spain, even after Mussolini had entered World War II, was of inestimable value to Britain after the debacle in the summer of I940. It may be therefore that British policy during the Civil War paid off later on as well as achieving its purpose at the time. Dr. Kleine's book, lucidly written and carefully documented, ex amines the British attitude toward the Spanish Civil War. The author has the advantage of belonging to a generation which is able to analyse these events with historical detachment. Yet his understanding and easy style have made the period live. Neutrality was not easy for Britain. Its far-reaching interests in trading with Spain and in passage through Iberian waters again and again raised awkward problems.