Abstract

Abstract:

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer's leyendas La cruz del diablo and El monte de las ´nimas document an interstitial cultural moment in which oral memory rituals were disappearing in favour of new ways of managing cultural knowledge such as archive and print culture. This analysis considers Bécquer's emphasis on orality and memory in the guise of ritual storytelling within these two legends. It demonstrates an increasing anxiety experienced during this transitional period, in which human behaviour was radically transformed by the transference from ritual memory traditions to external memory storage in the practice of recollecting the cultural past.

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ISSN
2222-4319
Print ISSN
0026-7937
Pages
pp. 473-490
Open Access
No
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