According to an ancient constant, literature can be regarded as a struggle against oblivion, as an attempt to preserve individual and collective memory. On the grounds of the Pragmatics of Literature, we can consider that the processes of (re)construction of the literary memory of rootlessness, exile, persecution and imprisonment reveal two basic types of creative models: the objective description of reality and a plausible fictionality. This paper focuses on the first of these two creative models through the exploration and critical analysis of the book Allez! Allez!, which contains a set of texts by several authors compiled by Professor Maria Campillo, which are focused on the narration of a high point of the Republican diaspora: the very moment of crossing the border between Spain and France, on the way to exile, after the Republicans were defeated in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
Muntada Vendrell, Lluís
"The Choral Intensification of a Chronotope,"
CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language:
1, Article 17.
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/priamls/vol1/iss1/17