Contra el olvido: Todo lejos, de Alfons Cervera

Javier Sánchez Zapatero
2017 Studia Romanica Posnaniensia  
Todo lejos (2015), the last novel by Alfons Cervera, recalls the arrest of a group of anti-Franco activists in the early seventies, a hardly known event in Spanish history that was probably silenced by political authorities. This paper will study the novel from a twofold perspective: on the one hand, the importance of memory. The novel has a choral structure of different voices that remember events that could potentially be identified with the author's autobiographical memories. On the other
more » ... d, the novel aims to report the atmosphere of terror created by Franco's dictatorship, the use of violence as a political weapon, and the accusation of dissidence suffered by many groups and individuals.
doi:10.14746/strop.2017.441.006 fatcat:xn4qznqtkzft5btfjbhqiyj4le