The dramatic genre lacked a literary tradition in Sephardic spheres until the second half of the 19th century, which is why Sephardic intellectuals had to face the difficult task of elaborating a whole new textual register. During the first phase of this procedure, in which the specific textual conventions were being developed, the authors followed mainly Western literary models and patterns. At the beginning of the 20th century, this genre was already about to be consolidated, displaying certain recurrent linguistic resources and communicative strategies. At the same time the humoristic dialogues published regularly in the press, another new text type, show numerous formal and linguistic commonalities with the plays.
The author's goal in this book is to show the linguistic uniformity of this literary genre, the dialogical genres, which appeared during a crucial moment for Sephardic society in the midst of historical and sociocultural changes.
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