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Om Silences from the Spanish Civil War
Jane Duran's father fought in the Spanish Civil War with the Republican army and went into exile after its defeat. This poem- sequence takes as its point of departure her father's silence about the war: 'He lays down his arms. / He raises his arms over his head. / He will not tell.' In a constant search for 'the breath of the unknown', the poems move between the present and the past. Professor Paul Preston's introduction offers a broad outline of the course and significance of the war and places the poems within their historical context.