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Memory, Violence and Utopia in Antzaren Bidea (2007) / El camino de la oca (2008) by Jokin Muñoz, a Basque Novel about the Civil War

Jon Kortazar    Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, España    

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abstract

Jokin Muñoz’s novel, Antzararen Bidea (2007) / El camino de la oca (2008), narrates memories of the Spanish Civil War in Navarre. The analysis combines narratology with Memory Studies. It concludes that this is a unique novel in the Basque literary system, thanks to the use of the space – Navarre’s Rivera (river-land area) –, repression exercised on civilian population and ideological depiction of characters. The main character is a Carlist (royalist-traditionalist) that feels nostalgia for the bygone days of the Spanish Republic when different ideologies could coexist in peace.

Keywords: Basque literature. Novel. Memoir of the Spanish Civil War. Ideologies. Repression.

Language: es

Submitted: March 14, 2017   Accepted: June 19, 2017   Published: June 11, 2018  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Ri/2037-6588/2018/109/008

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