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dc.contributor.authorBarragán, Manuel Pinto
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T19:57:55Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T19:57:55Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.identifier.otherbarragan_manuel_p_201105_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/barragan_manuel_p_201105_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27052
dc.description.abstractIn Mala gente que camina (2006), Benjamin Prado employs strategies that are peculiar of the metafictional novel for the purpose of revealing among the most insidious of crimes against humanity committed by the Nationalists during and alter the Spanish Civil War: the kidnapping of Republican children and their placement in adoptive families in order that they be “educated” as Francoist/Falange sympathizers. The thesis relies upon the theories of metafiction provided by Linda Hutcheon, Patricia Waugh and Brian McHale in the analysis of Prado’s novel. Among the salient metafictional features to be found in Mala gente que camina are: fictional self-consciousness and referentiality, and the dichotomous, ludic interplay between fiction and history/reality. In addition to the metafictional characteristics, this study examines the postmodern sensibility to which the novel ascribes itself. Finally, the characters are studied as representing a variety of generational and ideological perspectives pertaining to contemporary Spanish history. The study concludes with a discussion of how Prado's novel makes a literary contribution to the recuperation of the collective historical memory that is prevalent among Spanish novelists of the current century.
dc.languagespa
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSpanish Civil War, Franco regime, Recuperation of historical memory, Modernity, Posmodernity, Metafictional novel, Fiction/history, Fiction/reality, Kidnapped children, Ludic
dc.titleNiños perdidos y memorias encontradas en Mala gente que camina, de Benjamín Prado
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentRomance Languages
dc.description.majorSpanish
dc.description.advisorStacey Casado
dc.description.committeeStacey Casado
dc.description.committeeNicolás Lucero
dc.description.committeeDana Bultman


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