Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
This essay focuses on the construction of urban space through Gabriel Aresti's poetry during Franco's dictatorship. On the one hand, Aresti emphasizes the social injustices in the city between the new Basque bourgeoisie and the Castilian and rural Basque immigrants. On the other hand, the poet wants to retrieve Basque language and tradition as a reaction to a progressive cultural loss due to the presence of 'españolidad' and to urban changes. Therefore, this conflict generates the subjective and specific experience of a space that needs to negotiate cultural and social heterogeneity while articulating 'Basquism' and integrating the 'other'.
This is a post-print version of an article originally published in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies,2006, Volume 86, Issue 6.. The version of record is available at University of Liverpool Press. Archived with permission from University of Liverpool Press, all rights reserved.
del Rio Gabiola, I. “La construcción del espacio urbano en la poesía social de Gabriel Aresti: Bilbao ante la modernidad” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 83.6 (2006): 563-576. Available from: digitalcommons.butler.edu/facsch_papers/490/