Written in Red

Written in Red

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In this book, Gina Herrmann looks at the memoirs of six Spanish Communist writers to reveal the fascinating and often painful evolution of their politics from the beginning of the war through their long years of exile. While Spanish Communist authors initially shaped their identities and autobiographies along the lines of Soviet models, Herrmann shows how, with the recognition of Stalinism's betrayal of the Communist ideal, the writers increasingly came to experience those models as straitjackets unfit to contain the stories of their rich and difficult lives. The six writers studied--Dolores IbAirruri, MarAsa Teresa LAcon, Rafael Alberti, Jorge SemprAon, and Teresa and TomAis PAnmies--devoted their lives to the cause of the revolution. Though they have told their separate stories, this book is the first to gather, compare, and interpret them within their historical and intellectual context and from a comparative perspective that takes into account recent developments in Soviet studies.... Stalin en su 70 aniversarioa€ [Juan Panadero praises Stalin on his 70th birthday ], last printed in 1950; and the removal of verses exalting the a€œPartido Comunistaa€ from various poems (the 1958 a€œTristes gobiernos, a€ lauding the Chinese, as wellanbsp;...

Title:Written in Red
Author: Gina Herrmann
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2010

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