A Companion to Carmen Martin Gaite

A Companion to Carmen Martin Gaite - Monografias A Series

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A comprehensive examination of the full range of Carmen Martìn Gaite's work. Carmen Martìn Gaite produced a large body of work in various genres over the course of her five-decade career, though she is primarily known as a novelist, short story writer, and social commentator. Her work at times reflects, and at times defies, the pattern of development in Spanish fiction since the 1950s. This Companion offers a re-reading of Martìn Gaite's works, emphasizing her early experimentalism which culminated in mid-career works (notably El cuarto de atrás), and stressing how, in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the majority of Spanish novelists were engaged in a critique of history, Martìn Gaite turned to the writing of cultural history, exploring its intersection with narrative fiction in a positivist rather than a nihilistic mode. Her exploration of gender issues, particularly mother-child relations, towards the end of her career anticipated new directions in feminist thought. Discussions of often-ignored works, such as poetry, drama, children's literature, and literary translations, offer insight into sidelined aspects of this writer's literary output. Catherine O'Leary is Reader in Spanish at the University of St Andrews. Alison Ribeiro de Menezes is Professor of Spanish at the University of Warwick.

Book information

ISBN: 9781855662810
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Imprint: Tamesis Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 863.64
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 464g
Height: 234mm
Width: 160mm
Spine width: 16mm