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Cambio social y novela negra: Andreu Martin y la subversion del genero en la transicion espanola

Nagore Beltran de Guevara, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


This dissertation focuses on the Spanish transition to a democratic society and its links with the beginning of crime fiction in Spain during that time. Thus, we can see that there is an important connection with the political, economical and social transformations that Spanish society underwent and the use of this particular way to portrait them. ^ The key concept in this relationship is “disillusionment”. During the transition a feeling of disillusionment begins taking over a society, which had enormous expectations on the democratic process. All these expectations fall down when the society realizes that the ideals and the dreams about what democracy would bring have not taken place. ^ Andreu Martin, the focus of this dissertation, uses crime fiction to portrait this feeling prevailing in society. For that, he uses the classical conventions of crime fictions through a combination of faithful imitation and imitation with subversion he breaks the genre translating the feeling of disillusionment of society to the reader. ^

Subject Area

Language, Modern|Literature, Modern

Recommended Citation

Beltran de Guevara, Nagore, "Cambio social y novela negra: Andreu Martin y la subversion del genero en la transicion espanola" (2004). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3149621.