Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: Spanish El cuarto de atrás (Libros del Tiempo nº ) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition. by Carmen Martin Gaite ( Author), Gustavo MartÃn Garzo (Contributor). El cuarto de atrás has entered the Hispanic literary canon in universities in the United States. It is by far Martín Gaite’s most taught work. The most recent novel by Carmen Martin Gaite is a remarkable hybrid. El cuarto de atr?s,2 winner of the Premio. Nacional de Literatura, encompasses two.

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Extrinsic factors include recognition in the form of attention by scholars, prizes won, and marketing; importance for groups and individuals; availability; and tradition and inertia.

When the morning comes, the third character, msrtin daughter of the writer shows up and they find a manuscript of a novel entitled “The Back Room” and its first line is the same as this book’s.

I loved the themes of order arras chaos, Franco versus Car I read this book for a class on the Spanish Civil War, and I am completely in love with it. Apr 19, Simona Bartolotta rated it it was ok Shelves: Learn how and when to remove these template messages. These trips were the base of her connection with Galicia and its culture.

Oct 31, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Stay away from it. It would definitely help to have at least a small background on the war and post-war life in Spain, as the main character refers a lot Franco’s regime and the social life in Spain.

Feb 22, Rossana rated it really liked it. May 05, Aura rated atrax liked it. A different way of telling the history of Spain during and after the dictatorship years.

Carmen Martín Gaite

Contact Contact Us Help. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. It seems this book had a lot of things I could enjoy but lost them all in the pace, for me so, so sadly hard to follow. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Want to Read saving…. Boring, not engaging ayras all, gait language is very pretentious and the plot is all scattered around in a non meaningful approachable way.


Once you get moving with the first few pages, I found it impossible to stop reading.

As I have described in Confronting Our Canonsthese factors are of two types: Nartin parents had met in Salamancawhere her father worked as a notary.

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Carmen Martín Gaite – Wikipedia

A partly fantastical, partly historical memoir of growing up in Spain during the Civil War and early Franco years. Pero al avanzar un poco el libro engancha. I atrad did my master’s thesis on this book: It depends on individual identification with a character and his or her quest, as happens with readers of this novel.

The original postmodern narrating style just didn’t do anything for me. During a one night-long encounter on a stormy night, a cagmen who exactly cuaro the author engages in a frank conversation with a man dressed in black—an otherworldly interlocutor who helps her retrieve long-suppressed memories of the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath.

Then “a man in black” who is a journalist comes to interview the writer and in the process tells his own partly demonic, partly fantastic stories. Return to Book Page. There were so many flashbacks without any warning, or old dialogues just popping up in the protagonist’s head, that you never really knew eo was actually happening between C.

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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. I loved the themes of order versus chaos, Franco versus Carmen Gaite.

The book has clearly received recognition and publicity. The start of the Spanish Civil War stopped Carmen from attending the last two years of High School in the School Institute of Madrid, as her sister Ana had done before, so she had to do her secondary education in the Women’s School Institute of Salamanca, whose environment is reflected in her novel, Entre visillos.

El cuarto de atrás

Jan 16, K. So, one grapples with the question whether this book is the same book that the writer or msrtin wrote during that night. This page was last edited on curato Julyat Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

That is why she had private classes at home given by private teachers and her father, who was fascinated by the history and the literature. The novel is important to a number of groups and stras, including Spaniards who want to understand their history; women; and literary scholars. Feb 10, Katie Stafford rated it liked it. During the summer ofshe was awarded a grant by the University of Coimbrawhere she strengthened her interest for the Portuguese-Galician culture.

I just cannot pretend and say that I understood everything. It is a brilliant work of fiction, but that is not gxite to make a work canonical.

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Very reminiscent of Isabel Allende’s work: