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Pido la paz y la palabra

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Category

Literature, Poetry

Date

1955

Artist

Blas de Otero

Original title

Pido la paz y la palabra

A collection of poetry by Blas de Otero where his raises his peace-making modernising voice against reactionary Francoism.

Published in 1955, Pido la paz y la palabra is a poetry collection written by Blas de Otero and one of the key works in Spanish social poetry. The book was hatched during his exile in Paris in the 1950s thanks to his contact with philosophical and communist circles, and meant a vital change with regards to his previous work. Upon his return to Spain around 1954, the author, almost penniless, toured the towns of Castile and Leon. The social commitment he acquired throughout this experience led him to finish the work. The author takes side with his country, using poetry to invigorate people and traditions, calling for peace and a voice in the face of a fully-functional Franco regime.

Paco Ibáñez created Me queda la palabra in 1967 based on one of the poems.

  

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