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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.

Published
June 11, 2018
Accepted
June 19, 2017
Submitted
March 14, 2017
Language
ES

Keywords: IdeologiesRepressionMemoir of the Spanish Civil WarBasque literatureNovel

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