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Author Arkinstall, Christine.
Title Histories, cultures, and national identities : women writing Spain, 1877-1984 / Christine Arkinstall.
Published Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, c2009.
Book Cover

 Floor4  PQ6055 .A86 2009    IN LIBRARY
Description 250 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-244) and index.
Contents Introduction : women writing Spain? : the politics of historical, cultural, and national identities -- Representing the nation in nineteenth-century Spain : Rosario de Acuña and the Liberal debate -- The Spanish Civil War and Franco dictatorship : history as trauma and wound in Angela Figuera's poetic work -- Recovering cultural history in post-Franco Spain : Rosa Chacel's novels of memory -- Conclusion : materializing liberal histories : Spain as democracy, "federation," and European nation.
Summary "The processes and problematics of the construction of national identities have been a central concern in Hispanism in recent years. Much work remains to be done on women's contributions to Spanish national agendas. This book addresses the visions of history, culture, and national identity in modern Spain articulated by Rosario de Acuna (1851-1923), Angela Figuera (1902-1984), and Rosa Chacel (1898-1994). It argues that the emphasis in their work on liberal histories associated with Republican ideals sheds light on the history of Spanish democracy, competing concepts of national and cultural identity, and the gendered politics of culture."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Spanish literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Spanish literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, Spanish, in literature.
Politics and literature -- Spain.
Women in literature.
Spain -- Civilization.
ISBN 1611483239
9780838757284 (hc : alk. paper)
0838757286 (hc : alk. paper)
OCLC number 230802178