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Spain Is Different?

Historical memory and the ‘Two Spains’ in turn-of-the-millennium Spanish apocalyptic fictions

Distributed for University of Wales Press

Spain Is Different?

Historical memory and the ‘Two Spains’ in turn-of-the-millennium Spanish apocalyptic fictions

A study of historical trauma and religious imagery in turn-of-the-century Spanish science fiction.
 
Apocalyptic science-fiction exploded around the world at the end of the twentieth century, hand-in-hand with naturalistic secularism. In Spain, however, science fiction paradoxically embraced biblical plots, characters, and imagery. Drawing on critical theory, psychoanalysis, and biblical scholarship, Spain Is Different? explains this phenomenon through an analysis of the “Two Spains,” Spanish “difference,” and the “Pact of Silence.” Each collaborated to obscure accountable justice following the traumatic Civil War, and the resulting traumas manifest symbolically in these fictions.

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Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Apocalypse and apotheosis in Rosa Montero’s Temblor
Chapter 3. Apocalypse and alienation in Javier Negrete’s Nox perpetua
Chapter 4. The Mater of all apocalypses: Juan Miguel Aguilera’s La locura de Dios
Chapter 5. Enlightening the apocalypse: Enrique del Barco’s Punto Omega
Chapter 6. Born to kill: Eduardo Vaquerizo’s Mentes de noche y hielo
Chapter 7. ‘Fiery the angels rose’: José Miguel Pallarés and Amadeo Garrigós’s Tiempo prestado
Afterword
Works cited
Index

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