Sánchez, Mariela (2015). Historia en voz baja: la oralidad y el rumor para la narración de la Guerra Civil española en la ‘Primera derrota’ de Alberto Méndez. In: El pueblo de Europa y su voz en el espacio cultural europeo: ¿Quién es el pueblo? – ¡Nosotros somos el pueblo!, pp. 178-186. Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika.


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The first of the four paths that structure the book "Los girasoles ciegos", by Alberto Méndez – with its theory about the delayed end of the Spanish Civil War as a longing for destruction outside of any kind of strategy based on military logic – presents the construction of a memory based on certain oral marks, facts provided quietly by apparently non-central characters, the distrust of written documents, and the use of speech patterns mostly associated with spontaneity in order to set up a level of verisimilitude which makes the memory emerge in parallel pathways considered relatively reliable (for example, the case of a report), forged speech on the basis of indirect references, testimonials and letters. The aim of the paper is to consider an example of contemporary Spanish narrative in which a journey, perhaps weak in terms of the material, support to the channels through which the narrator comes in the story through the voice of the people – but functional as an approach to a search of the recent past – contributes to a certain conception of memory.

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Wentzlaff-Eggebert, Christianmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Traine, Martínmail-aspla(at)uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-68281
Title of Book: El pueblo de Europa y su voz en el espacio cultural europeo: ¿Quién es el pueblo? – ¡Nosotros somos el pueblo!
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Kölner Beiträge zur Lateinamerika-Forschung
Volume: 13
Page Range: pp. 178-186
Date: 2015
Publisher: Universität zu Köln, Arbeitskreis Spanien - Portugal - Lateinamerika
ISSN: 1438-6887
Language: Spanish
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Zentrum für Lateinamerika
Subjects: Romance languages French
Geography and history
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Guerra Civil española, literatura española, pueblo, memoriaSpanish
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Refereed: No
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6828


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