Spanish Fascist Writing

Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Justin Crumbaugh and Nil Santiáñez
Translated by María Soledad Barbón, Justin Crumbaugh, and Nil Santiáñez

© 2020

Spanish Fascist Writing presents the first collection of Spanish fascist texts in English translation and offers an intellectual and political history of fascist writing in Spain, a history that resituates the country within the larger unfolding of right-wing extremism worldwide from the early twentieth century to the present.

The manifestos, newspaper articles, essays, letters, and pieces of prose fiction gathered in this volume demonstrate why the Spanish case proves essential to a comprehensive understanding of fascism in general. These Spanish fascist texts also highlight the need for comparative analysis in order to better grasp the transnational character of fascism, fascism’s profound roots in colonialism, fascism’s multiple temporalities, and the rise in recent years of right-wing extremism throughout the world. In short, Spanish Fascist Writing takes Spain from the margins to the forefront of fascist studies.

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  • Page Count: 304 pages
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This important collection of Spanish fascist writing makes it possible for the first time to fully incorporate Spain into the global history of fascism.

Spanish Fascist Writing

Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Justin Crumbaugh and Nil Santiáñez
Translated by María Soledad Barbón, Justin Crumbaugh, and Nil Santiáñez

© 2020

Spanish Fascist Writing presents the first collection of Spanish fascist texts in English translation and offers an intellectual and political history of fascist writing in Spain, a history that resituates the country within the larger unfolding of right-wing extremism worldwide from the early twentieth century to the present.

The manifestos, newspaper articles, essays, letters, and pieces of prose fiction gathered in this volume demonstrate why the Spanish case proves essential to a comprehensive understanding of fascism in general. These Spanish fascist texts also highlight the need for comparative analysis in order to better grasp the transnational character of fascism, fascism’s profound roots in colonialism, fascism’s multiple temporalities, and the rise in recent years of right-wing extremism throughout the world. In short, Spanish Fascist Writing takes Spain from the margins to the forefront of fascist studies.

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Product Details

  • Series: Toronto Iberic
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "Our present-day political situation demands that we refamiliarize ourselves with the history of fascism. The translated texts in Spanish Fascist Writing allow us to include the Spanish case into a broader and more historically grounded conversation about fascism that also has the potential to make a significant impact on young people coming into contact with the historical reality and political dangers of fascism for the first time. Spanish Fascist Writing could not have come out at a more opportune time."


    Susan Larson, Professor of Spanish, Texas Tech University

    "This fascinating volume speaks to a cutting-edge interest in fascism and its evolution worldwide, filling in a large gap in historical and literary studies. It situates Spanish fascist writing within the European context and provides a case study of Spain, a curated collection of the country’s literature, and short biographies of the major players in the evolution of fascist thought. Justin Crumbaugh and Nil Santiáñez have taken great care in the selection, introduction, and translation of the texts and the breadth and selectivity with which they were chosen make this volume distinct, up-to-date, and invaluable to scholars and students."


    Sara J. Brenneis, Professor of Spanish, Amherst College
  • Author Information

    Justin Crumbaugh is an associate professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College.


    Nil Santiáñez is a professor of Spanish and international studies at Saint Louis University.


    María Soledad Barbón is a professor of comparative literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


    Justin Crumbaugh is an associate professor of Spanish at Mount Holyoke College.


    Nil Santiáñez is a professor of Spanish and international studies at Saint Louis University.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments
    Translators’ Note
    General Introduction by Justin Crumbaugh and Nil Santiáñez

    Spanish Fascist Writing: A Short History
    A Bibliographic Essay
    This Anthology

    Section One: Manifestos and Political Programs

    Ernesto Giménez Caballero, “On Italy’s Essence: A Letter to a Comrade from the Young Spain”
    La Conquista del Estado, “Our Political Manifesto”
    La Conquista del Estado, “Our Slogans – Armed Mobilization”
    Onésimo Redondo, “Castile’s Mission”
    Onésimo Redondo, “Castile, Save Spain!”
    José María de Areilza, “The Future of Our People: National Syndicalism”
    José Antonio Primo de Rivera, “Founding Speech of Falange Española”
    Falange Española, “Initial Points”
    Falange Española de las JONS, “The Programmatic Points of Falange Española de las JONS”
    Anonymous, “Unity of Destiny”
    José Luis de Arrese, The Social Revolution of National-Syndicalism
    Eugenio Montes, “On Spanish Catholicity”
    La España en Marcha, “Joint Manifesto of Spain on the Move”

    Section Two: Nation and Empire

    Ernesto Giménez Caballero, Genius of Spain
    Ramiro de Maeztu, In Defense of Hispanidad
    Antonio Tovar, The Spanish Empire
    José María Cordero Torres, “Trajectory and Future Prospects of Our Territorial Expansion”
    Manuel Fraga Iribarne, A National Objective

    Section Three: The New Man and the New Woman

    Ramiro Ledesma Ramos, “The Individual Is Dead”
    Anonymous, “Habit and Style”
    Anonymous, “Guidelines”
    José Antonio Primo de Rivera, “Femininity and Falange”
    Rafael García Serrano, Eugenio, or, The Proclamation of Spring
    Pilar Primo de Rivera, “The Faith and Conduct of Women”
    Mercedes Sanz Bachiller, Women and the Education of Children
    Felipe Ximénez de Sandoval, Blue Shirt: A Portrait of a Falangist
    Falange Española Tradicionalista y de las JONS/Sección Femenina, Mission and Organization of the S.F.

    Section Four: Violence and War

    Rafael Sánchez Mazas, “The African Campaign: A Welcome to the Soldiers of Garellano”
    José Millán-Astray, “The Legionary Creed”
    Ernesto Giménez Caballero, Moroccan Notes of a Soldier
    Luys Santa Marina, Behind the Caesar’s Eagle
    Ramiro Ledesma Ramos, “Young Spaniards! A Call to Arms!”
    Onésimo Redondo, “The Monopoly of Violence”
    Onésimo Redondo, “Justification of Violence”
    José Antonio Primo de Rivera, “Violence and Justice”
    Anonymous, “The Conquest of the State”
    Dionisio Ridruejo, Russia Notebooks

    Section Five: Culture, Aesthetics, and Poetics

    Ernesto Giménez Caballero, Art and State
    Agustín de Foxá, “Beautiful Architecture of the Ruins”
    Rafael Sánchez Mazas, “Texts on a Politics of Art”
    Pedro Bidagor, General Proposal for City Planning in Madrid
    Francisco Franco, “Inauguration of the Valley of the Fallen”

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