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Montse Feu

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043246

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043246.001.0001

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Aurelio Pego, Antifascist Satirical Chronicler

Aurelio Pego, Antifascist Satirical Chronicler

(p.145) 8 Aurelio Pego, Antifascist Satirical Chronicler
Fighting Fascist Spain

Montse Feu

University of Illinois Press

Satirists were central contributors to the print protest in España Libre. They transformed the antifascist experience into a full narrative voice in the periodical. One of the main writers for España Libre, Aurelio Pego, articulated in his works sharp, humorous attacks on fascism that also helped turn exile into a livable experience. His insightful humor greatly appealed to exiles and it cultivated their will to resist while proclaiming the urgency of change after the international recognition of the Franco’s regime. Pego’s wit was incisive in countering fascist myth-making. With spirited chronicles, Pego also lampooned passive Americans and exiles because he thought they could do more to end fascism in Spain.

Keywords:   antifascist humor, Aurelio Pego, costumbrista chronicle, fascist myths, Francisco Franco, Francoist economy, National Catholicism, political satire, print protest, Spanish Civil War exile

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