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Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel, Sebastiaan Faber, Pedro García-Caro, and Robert Patrick Newcomb

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781789620252

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789620252.001.0001

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The Exile as Disinherited: Pere Calders in Mexico

The Exile as Disinherited: Pere Calders in Mexico

(p.240) Chapter Twenty The Exile as Disinherited: Pere Calders in Mexico
Transatlantic Studies

Jennifer Duprey

Liverpool University Press

During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), Catalonia saw many of its writers and intellectuals leaving Spain for Latin America. Among them was Pere Calders. In 1937, he enlisted as a volunteer in the army of the Republic, and was appointed to the role of cartographer at the rearguard of Teruel. With the fall of the Republic, he was taken to the concentration camp of Prats de Mollo. At the end of the war, in 1939, Calders went into exile in Mexico, a country where he went on to live for twenty-three years. In exile, he encountered a different reality that often became an important aspect of his literary production, something clearly seen in his short novel Aquí descansa Nevares (1967). In this chapter, I shall argue that in Aquí descansa Nevares, Calders displays not only awareness but also recognition of both the indígenas’ cultural system of beliefs and their socio-political situation.

Keywords:   Catalonia, Pere Calders, Spanish Civil War, Exile, Mexico

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