A Companion to Carmen Martín Gaite (Paperback)

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A comprehensive examination of the full range of Carmen Mart n Gaite's work.

Carmen Mart n 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 Mart n Gaite's works, emphasizing her early experimentalism which culminated in mid-career works (notably El cuarto de atr s), and stressing how, in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the majority of Spanish novelists were engaged in a critique of history, Mart n 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781855662810
ISBN-10: 1855662817
Publisher: Tamesis Books
Publication Date: August 21st, 2014
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Monografias a