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La Guerra del General Escobar by Jose Luis Olaizola

La Guerra del General Escobar by Jose Luis Olaizola

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In this novel, a commander of the Republican Army defeated in the Spanish Civil War, sets down in his diary the religious and ideological conflicts which divided both Spain and his family. This new edition contains a critical introduction and exercises to promote discussion of the text.

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This frequently reprinted bestseller provoked strong reactions when it was first published eight years after Franco's death. Himself a leading Spanish catholic thinker coming to terms with a permissive socialist society, Olaizola here explores the paradox of General Escobar - a Civil Guard and Franciscan tertiary who joined with communists and anarchists to defend the Republic against Franco's "catholic" crusade. Winner of the prestigious Planeta Prize, "La Guerra del General Escobar" is the fictional diary of the General as he awaits the death sentence in Barcelona. He reviews his experience of the civil war, the divided loyalties within his own family and the divisions that threatened to destroy the Republic. Unknown to Olaizola, the General had indeed kept a prison diary. In her critical introduction, Rosemary Clark discusses, among other things, how its remarkable similarities to the fictional diary add authority to Olaizola's exploration of the deeper significance of the Spanish Cicil War.

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SKU GOR005095039
Title La Guerra del General Escobar
Author By (author) Jose Luis Olaizola
Contributor Volume editor Rosemary Clark
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Manchester University Press
Year Published 1993
Page Number 224
ISBN 0719037069
ISBN13 9780719037061
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes N/A
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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