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Survival songs: Conchita Piquer's coplas and Franco's regime of terror / Stephanie Sieburth.

Author/Creator:
Sieburth, Stephanie, author.
Other Title:
Conchita Piquer's coplas and Franco's regime of terror
Publication:
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2014]
Series:
Toronto Iberic ; 9.
Toronto Iberic ; [9]
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Piquer, Conchita, 1908-1990 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Coplas -- Spain -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Spain -- History and criticism.
Spain -- History -- 1939-1975 -- Psychological aspects.
Piquer, Conchita, 1908-1990.
Coplas.
Popular music.
Psychological aspects.
Spain.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Language:
Primarily in English. Includes some song lyrics in Spanish and English.
Summary:
Stephanie Sieburth's Survival Songs explores how a genre of Spanish popular music, the copla, as sung by legendary performer Conchita Piquer, helped Republican sympathizers to survive the Franco regime's dehumanizing treatment following the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
Contents:
Camouflage : the psychology of survival in Franco's Spain
An introduction to the Copla and its star performer
Copying with terror through popular music : "La parrala" ("The wine lady")
Paradise lost : "Ojos verdes" ("Green eyes") as ritual of separation
"Tatuaje" ("Tattoo"), the unburied dead, and complicated grief
The "other woman" : "romance de la otra" as ritual of marginalization and disenfranchised grief
Reasserting personhood through popular song : "Romance de valentía" ("Ballad of bravery") and "La ruiseñora" ("The nightingale")
When a radio song is the meaning of life : mending the torn fabric of identity through narrative, music, and interpretation.
Notes:
Series numbering from series title list in volume 37 of the series.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-242) and index.
Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize, Winner, 2014
ISBN:
9781442644731
1442644737
OCLC:
893721405
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