Un vecino literato católico, reaccionario y colérico. Pío Baroja ante Eladio Esparza, subdirector de Diario de Navarra, y ante la guerra cultural del tradicionalismo

Vasconia. Cuadernos de Historia-Geografía, 46 [on line]

Mikelarena Peña, Fernando

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BIBLID [1136-6834, eISSN 2386-5539 (2022), 46; 213-240]
1136-6834, eISSN 2386-5539

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This article analyzes the relationship Eladio Esparza, a catholic and reactionary writer and deputy director of Diario de Navarra since 1930, with Pío Baroja. Esparza was originally from Lesaka and lived for years in the town next to Bera where the writer lived. Having associated with him in the 1910s, from 1936 he harshly criticized him as part of the culture war of traditionalism and Esparza’s involvement in the new situation. However, he was able to mediate the writer’s arrest on
july 22, 1936.

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