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A Companion to Carmen Martín Gaite

A Companion to Carmen Martín Gaite
Catherine O'Leary & Alison Ribeiro de Menezes

Carmen Martín 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 Martín 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, Martín 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 lectures in Spanish at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and ALISON RIBEIRO DE MENEZES is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Literatures, University College Dublin.




Contents


Introduction



1
Entre visillos
2
Short Stories
3
Ritmo lento
4
Retahílas
5
Fragmentos de interior
6
El cuatro de atrás
7
Nubosidade variable
8
La reina de las nieves
9
Lo raro es vivir
10
Irse de casa
11
Essays and Historical Writings
12
El cuento de nunca acabar
13
Theatre and Poetry
14
Children's Literature and Los parentescos
15
Conclusion


304 pages Size: 23 x 15 cm ISBN: 9781855661776 Binding: Hardback First published: 19/Mar/2009 Price: 95.00 USD / 50.00 GBP Imprint: Tamesis Books Series: Monografías A