This book examines the international literature of the Spanish Civil War across the entire range of the political spectrum, from anarchism to nazism. Using this approach, it is able to highlight the extraordinary creative potential of a period in which political and aesthetic practice were almost inseparable.
It is widely recognised that there was an extraordinarily high level of political commitment in the literature of the 1930s in general, and of the Spanish Civil War in particular. Writers as well as the general public seemed to interpret the world very much in political terms, and they sought in political ideologies, such as fascism and communism, the answers to the pressing problems of the age. Writing the Good Fight examines the fiction, non-fictional prose texts, poetry, and drama of the period across the entire range of the political spectrum to assess the impact of political commitment on literature.
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Writing the Good Fight is a remarkable scholarly achievement that fills a void concerning an often ignored, but significant, period in literary history. The book is sure to be of use to specialists in intellectual history as well as to literary historians.