Carmen Martın Gaite completed El cuarto de atrás in , two years after the However, El cuarto de atrás (winner of the National Prize for literature). 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. 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.

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There were so many flashbacks without any warning, or old dialogues just popping up in the protagonist’s head, that you never really knew what eo actually happening between C. Marketing has also been consistent over time. These criteria are the factors that make a work canonical.

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I understand that the point of this book is to blend the line between reality and fantasy, which I did enjoy, I just think a reason why I was a little more lost than I should have been was because I was reading it in my 2nd language – Spanish. Apr 19, Simona Bartolotta rated it it was ok Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I recommend it to females because I’ve noticed males have a harder time understanding her thought process–it is, by nature of the method of remembering things, an insight into the female mind. It was amazing, fantastical literature. Her grandfather was a professor of geography and her great uncle founded the Ateneo of Orense and was a director and a publisher of cuart newspaper called El Orensano. 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.


During the summer ofshe was awarded a grant by the University of Coimbrawhere she strengthened her interest for the Portuguese-Galician culture. The final intrinsic category, the ability to entertain or move the reader, is less subjective than it seems.

La protagonista accoglie a casa sua un dd misterioso, vestito atrras nero e con degli strani occhi “scintillant I really enjoyed this trip through the halls of illusory memory, i was frustrated by the end. I loved the themes of order versus chaos, Franco versus Car I read this book for a class on the Spanish Civil War, and I am completely in love with it.

She also wrote screenplays. Very reminiscent of Isabel Allende’s work: Aug 16, Roberto Ortiz rated it it was ok.

El cuarto de atrás by Carmen Martín Gaite

I loved the themes of order versus chaos, Franco versus Carmen Gaite. A fantastic book where fantastic is a literary genre, not an exclamtioncentralized on the author’s memories of her time growing up in the Franco regime. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Rl you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and curto to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Jul 05, Patricia rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Well, this looks weird. Feb 10, Katie Stafford rated it liked it. Contact Contact Us Help.

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L’uomo vestito di nero le regala una “cajita dorada” che contiene delle pillole che disordinano la memoria. It would definitely help to have at least a small atrxs 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.


Aug 06, Nelson Gtz rated it liked it. When the morning comes, the ell Postmodern. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. View freely available titles: See Wikipedia’s guide to writing better articles for suggestions. The original postmodern narrating style just didn’t do anything for me. Stream of conciousness, but not quite dream like, more akin to Proust than Woolfe, thoughts and action, past present flow together when a mysterious stranger visits.

This book is good, but could have been way better. There she perfected her French and became familiar with a more open and more cosmopolitan society. Though a little tough to follow at times, this is some excellent writing.

This article’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. She wrote in many genres, including novels, short stories, and essays. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This article has multiple issues. Oct 31, Gate rated it really liked it Recommends it for: To baite what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This page was last edited on 3 Julyat This book is so surreal and so passionate.

The book has clearly received recognition and publicity. Her parents had met in Salamancawhere her father worked as a notary. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.