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Censorship and Its Impact under the Franquismo:Focusing on novels

Son-ung Kim 1

1대구가톨릭대학교

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ABSTRACT

This present study focuses on Franco's censorship and its influences in the works of Carmen Martín Gaite and Miguel Delibes. We know that from the years 1940’s to 1970’s a very harsh censorship existed in Spain. But the authors of those times were not completely obedient to the power of the Regime. Some authors attempted to find a new way to present his novels. In fact, Between Curtains of Martín Gaite shows an ideology that advocates for women who were not valued as deserved at the time. Against Franco’s totalitarianism the author indirectly revealed readers an attempt to improve the situation of women, criticizing the tradition. On the other hand, Delibes sought a new way of presenting the novel in Five Hours with Mario to avoid Franco regime’s censorship. The author hid behind a character that represents Franco’s politics to criticize the society of that time. The both authors as representatives of contemporary Spanish literature demonstrate that the oppression does not restrict the authors’ ability to create unexpected works.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.