Introduction to a Postnational History of Contemporary Basque Literature (1978-2000)
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352 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Monografías A

Series Vol. Number: 382

Imprint: Tamesis Books

Introduction to a Postnational History of Contemporary Basque Literature (1978-2000)

Remnants of the Nation

by Joseba Gabilondo

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A sophisticated introduction to contemporary Basque literature that chronicles its growth and success after the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.

By developing a new theory of postnationalism about the relationship between minor and major literatures, this book chronicles the growth and success of Basque literature after the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (1975), and the historical and literary struggles that took place in its aftermath in order to achieve global recognition: the reduction of Basque literature to a representation of an exotic and magic place and people (the Basque Country), best exemplified by Bernardo Atxaga's novel Obabakoak (1988). The book also deploys postnationalist theory in order to chronicle the way in which women's literature challenged and changed this model in the 1990s and paved the way for what is now a complex and diverse literature.

JOSEBA GABILONDO is an Associate Professor in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Michigan State University.
Introduction: On the English Translation
Postnationalism and Basque Literary History
Minor and Major Literatures: A Postnationalist Approach
From National to Postnational: A Postnational History of Twentieth-Century Basque Literature
Postcolonial and Postnational Literatures: Obabakoak (1988-92)
On Canon Formation: Ethiopia (1978)
The Legacy of Modernism: from Ethiopia to Obabakoak
Before Babel: Globalization, Ethnic Hybridity, and Enjoyment
Terrorism as Memory: Historical Novels and Masochist Masculinity
Maternal Exile: Women Writers, Cultural Politics, and Individual Utopia
Melancholic Migrancy: Writing a Postnational Lesbian Self
Nationalist Crisis: Women's Literature and Neoliberalism
Epilogue: Basque Literatures 2001-17
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"Gabilondo's compilation and translations are essential to understand Basque literature and its postnational context. His well-researched monographs are crucial references to any serious study of minority literatures in general and Basque letters in particular, and Remnants of a Nation is indeed a significant contribution." Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

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Title Details

352 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Monografías A

Series Vol. Number: 382

Imprint: Tamesis Books