Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2009

176 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719077524

Bookseller Code (06)


Mientras los hombres mueren

Carmen Conde

Jean Andrews

Published by Manchester University Press

Hispanic Texts MUP

  • The first ever critical edition of Mientras los hombres mueren , the only substantial collection of war poetry by a major woman poet from the Spanish Civil War A unique collection of war poetry from the perspective of the female civilian, dealing with the annihilation of women, the infirm and children in cities
  • It covers their struggle to survive under siege conditions and gives an insight into how women contained their anxiety and grief as men fought and died at the front The Spanish Civil was the first time carpet bombing of cities was used on a vast scale as a tactic of war
  • Conde experienced the forerunner of the Blitz in Valencia and responds to it in this collection This poetry was not published in Spain until 1967, as Carmen Conde was forced to live in hiding after the end of the Civil War