Social, national and sexual dissent in Blai Bonet’s Míster Evasió (1969)

Cornella, J. (2011) Social, national and sexual dissent in Blai Bonet’s Míster Evasió (1969). Journal of Catalan Studies, 14, pp. 60-88.

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This article sets out to explore Míster Evasió’s representation of 1960s Catalonia and will focus in particular on three key aspects which have not been addressed by scholars: first, I will argue that in this novel Bonet embarks on a frontal attack against one of the key artistic movements of post-war Catalan and Spanish literature, the so-called 'realisme històric' or 'realismo social'; second, I will discuss its ambiguous relation to Catalan nationalism, which the narrator seems to contradictorily scorn and embrace at the same time; third, I will explore the links between ideological, national and sexual dissent in the 1960s, a decade when the country experienced a radical economic and social transformation.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Blai Bonet, Censorship, Catalan literature, Míster Evasió, Franco's dictatorship
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cornella Detrell, Dr Jordi
Authors: Cornella, J.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Catalan Studies
Publisher:Anglo Catalan Society

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