The Catalanist Cultural Movement under the Franco Régime
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The defeat of the Republican side in the Civil War had brought with it the annihilation of the Catalan publishing industry within the country. Some writers, however, remained active in exile, publishing some of the finest works of Catalan twentieth-century literature. During the ten years following the war, one hundred and eighty books and smaller works appeared in Catalan abroad. Between 1939 and 1975, one hundred and eighty periodicals and some 650 books in the Catalan language were published in exile. The poetry readings held by small private groups within the country during the long post-war period had the added attraction of being something semi-clandestine, a way of asserting Catalan identity itself in spite of the official ban.
KeywordsImmigrant Worker Postwar Period Spanish Government Catalan Language Catalan Society
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