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Europeanising Spaces in Paris c. 1947-1962$
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Hugh McDonnell

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781383025

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781383025.001.0001

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Cultural Europeanising Spaces of Spanish Exiles in Paris

Cultural Europeanising Spaces of Spanish Exiles in Paris

(p.162) Chapter 6 Cultural Europeanising Spaces of Spanish Exiles in Paris
Europeanising Spaces in Paris c. 1947-1962

Hugh McDonnell

Liverpool University Press

Chapter 6 examines the cultural activities of Spanish exiles from Franco’s regime in the French capital in this period. It analyses a range of cultural groups and figures within this community, notably the writer Juan Goytisolo, Pablo Picasso, Jorge Semprún, and the cultural supplement of Solidaridad obrera–the important organ of the anarcho-syndicalist labour organisation, the Confederación nacional del trabajo. The chapter pays particular attention to the politicisation of the cultural activities of the exiles, and also how they drew from themes which permeated Spanish history in particular, but were also timely to any consideration of contemporary Europe as a whole: quixotism; the relationship between civilisation, culture and violence; and the implications of discerning insiders and outsiders.

Keywords:   Spanish exiles, Europe, Juan Goytisolo, Jorge Semprún, Pablo Picasso, Solidaridad Obrera

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