Galicia, or the Spurious Child: Illegitimate Origins in the Modern Novel

Danny M. Barreto


The present article uses Suso de Toro’s Sete palabras as a starting point for analyzing the protagonism of illegitimate children in the Galician novel since the Rexurdimen- to. Considered in a historical context and as a literary trope, the illegitimate child can be read as an expression of anxiety around a national identity rested upon a notion of purity, be it linguistic, ethnic or territorial. These unclear origins, rather than preclude the possibility of identity formation and history —individual or collective— can serve as a source for alternative histories and identities.


foundlings; illegitimacy; Rexurdimento; Suso de Toro; identity

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

2020 - Disseny web de la revista en el repositori OJS realitzat per Estudi Llimona.
RCUB RCUB Declaració ètica Avís Legal Centre de Recursos per a l'Aprenentatge i la Investigació Universitat de Barcelona