Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The Spanish Civil War in Catalan narrative

Maria Campillo i Guajardo


The first part of this article presents the literary output on the subject of the Spanish Civil War written during the war and
immediately after it, between 1936 and 1939. What stand out from this time are brief, non-fictional narrative forms
which were often meant for the press, such as chronicles from both the battlefront (where Pere Calders excels) and the
home front. Among the fictional genres, short stories prevailed during the war, while the novel, a genre which requires
the slow assimilation of experience, found its maximum expression in the post-war period in two canonical works by
Joan Sales and Mercè Rodoreda, which shall be analysed in the second part of this article.

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