Ageing Detectives and Terrorists in Lorenzo Silva´s El mal de Corcira (2020): Rubén Bevilacqua’s Memoirs of Violent Masculinities

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Abstract

This article explores ageing and masculinity in Lorenzo Silva’s novel El mal de Corcira (2020). Hard-boiled crime/detective fiction is associated in most cases with masculinity and patriarchy. In 1998, Lorenzo Silva started publishing his detective Rubén Bevilacqua’s series, a collection of twelve novels so far. Bevilacqua belongs to the Guardia Civil, the oldest Spanish law enforcement agency, which has been associated with violent and patriarchal masculinity. This article will examine both the personal and collective past in Silva’s novel, offering insights into the process of ageing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-618
Number of pages20
JournalBulletin of Spanish Studies
Volume99
Issue number4
Early online date21 Sep 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2022

Bibliographical note

© 2022 Bulletin of Spanish Studies. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Bulletin of Spanish Studies on 21st September 2022, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/14753820.2022.2099653. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • masculinities
  • violent masculinities
  • Detective Fiction
  • hegemonic masculinity
  • feminity
  • homosexuality
  • ETA
  • Guardia Civil
  • Lorenzo Silva

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