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Spanish Literature Under Dictatorship [electronic resource]: 1940 to 1975

Films for the Humanities & Sciences
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How did life in post-civil war Spain-a time of uncertainty and oppression-influence the writings of the period? In this program, renowned experts explore the literature of the Franco era through the experiences of Ana Maria Matute and other writers who chose to stay in Spain after the Nationalist victory in 1939. Dramatic readings include excerpts from Camilo Jose Cela's La Colmena, Luis Martin-Santos's Tiempo de Silencio, Carmen Martin Gaite's Entre Visillos, Miguel Delibes' Cinco Horas con Mario, and Gonzalo Torrente Ballester's Don Juan, as well as from the works of Matute, Jaime Gil de Biedma, and Jose Angel Valente.
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50 min.
In Spanish
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 06, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
1940 to 1975
The Glories of Spanish Literature
Glories of Spanish literature
  • Excerpts from Camilo Jos Celas Novel (2:37)
  • Post-War Spanish Novels (2:12)
  • Spanish Post-War Novels Expose Characters' Emotions (1:34)
  • Span of Post-War Novels (2:12)
  • Spain's Best Storytellers (1:20)
  • Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio: Award-Winning Novelist (2:24)
  • Carmen Martin Gaite: Award-Wining Novelist (2:40)
  • Excerpts from the Novel "Entre Visillos" by Carmen Martin Gaite (3:53)
  • Relationships Between Men and Women in Spanish Post-War Novels (1:45)
  • Comparison of Two Novelists (2:28)
  • 30:58 (2:27)
  • Post-War Spanish Poetry: Social Realism (3:23)
  • "Generation of '50" Poets Drift Apart (1:24)
  • Jaime Gil de Biedma: Unsatisfied Desires (3:19)
  • Madrid School of Poets (2:10)
  • Spanish Poet: Jos Angel Valente (3:35)
  • Spanish Poet: Gonzalo Torrente Ballester (2:49)
  • Spanish Novelist Ana Maria Matute Ausejo (4:30)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2002.
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  • 30144s Films Media Group
  • 30156 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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