Language, the Novelist and National Identity in Post-Franco Catalonia

Kathryn Crameri

Legenda (General Series)

Legenda

1 July 2000  •  220pp

ISBN: 1-900755-37-8 (paperback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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Kathryn Crameri focuses on a crucial moment of cultural change in Catalonia. She discusses the complex response of writers and literary critics to Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy and to the new possibilities for the expression of Catalan identities which resulted from it. The study considers the cultural and political context of the Catalan novel from the 'Renaixença' to the present day, and offers a detailed analysis of novels by four very different writers -- Montserrat Roig, Manuel de Pedrolo, Juan Marsé (who writes in Spanish) and Biel Mesquida, all of whom share an underlying thematic preoccupation with individual and national 'transitions' and with the intricate relationship between language and identity. They challenge institutionalized visions of the link between Catalanism, and the language and literature of Catalonia, and offer a more pluralistic and personalised version of Catalan identity.

Kathryn Crameri is Head of Spanish Studies at the University of Lancaster.

Reviews:

  • Modern Language Review 97.3, 2002, 741-42) (full text online)
  • ‘The global rebirth of nationality studies in the humanities, now well into its second decade, has largely coincided with attempts in Catalonia to flesh out the decentralizing provisions of Spain's 1978 Constitution... Crameri provides us with a valuable new tool for enhancing our understanding of these important and ongoing processes.’Bulletin of Spanish Studies LXXX, 2003, 385-7)

Bibliography entry:

Crameri, Kathryn, Language, the Novelist and National Identity in Post-Franco Catalonia (Cambridge: Legenda, 2000)

First footnote reference: 35 Kathryn Crameri, Language, the Novelist and National Identity in Post-Franco Catalonia (Cambridge: Legenda, 2000), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Crameri, p. 47.

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Crameri, Kathryn. 2000. Language, the Novelist and National Identity in Post-Franco Catalonia (Cambridge: Legenda)

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Example footnote reference: 35 Crameri 2000: 21.

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