1936, Madrid: The Heart of the World

Cary Nelso

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620111
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651863 | DOI:
1936, Madrid: The Heart of the World

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This chapter discusses the Great Depression and the real and symbolic force presented by Madrid under siege. It shows what it meant to be a writer on the Left during the Depression, and identifies the different motives of the progressive political literature of the 1930s. The chapter also looks at the topics produced by the war, which were unlike anything in early twentieth-century poetry.

Keywords: Great Depression; writer; Left; political culture; poetry

Chapter.  7253 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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