The Spanish civil war : blood and ink

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  • When Spain's army mutinied against the Second Republic in 1936, it marked the beginning of a bitter civil war that lasted three years and cost one million Spanish lives. In this program, respected authorities elaborate on the writings and personalities of those who captured this devastating period in poetry and prose. Dramatic readings include excerpts from Rafael Alberti's "Romancero General de la Guerra," Antonio Machado's "Muerte de un Nino Herido," Jose Maria Peman's "De Ellos Es el Mundo" and "Poema de la Bestia y el Angel," and Miguel Hernandez' Viento del Pueblo.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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  • In Spanish.


  • Critical Literary Works Appear (2:05) -- Literature of the Civil War (3:13) -- National and Falangist Literature (6:27) -- Republican Literature (5:41) -- Theater and Culture (5:53) -- Golden Age and Religious Fervor (1:56) -- Poetry: A Means of Mass Communication (4:53) -- Republican Media Influences (3:07) -- Poetry as a Weapon of War (3:20) -- Reflections on the Spanish Civil War in Three Stages (2:58) -- Heroes and Fascist Generals (2:45) -- Antonio Machado (3:52)
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