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Masculinities In Conflict: Representations Of The Other In Narrative During The Spanish Civil War, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Masculinities In Conflict: Representations Of The Other In Narrative During The Spanish Civil War, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

In this article, I analyze the representation of the Other in three texts that were published during the Spanish Civil War: El infierno azul (1938?), by Republican Isidro R. Mendieta, and two closely related works by Falangist Jacinto Miquelarena: Cómo fui ejecutado en Madrid (1937) and El otro mundo: La vida en las embajadas de Madrid (1938). Although these texts adhere to different political ideologies and are stylistically very divergent, they are similar in their constant criticisms of the enemy. Furthermore, both Republicans and rebels tend to depict the enemy as possessing an inadequate masculinity. He is described, on one ...