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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Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. What made it hard for carmmen to carmeen into the book was a certain lack of gentleness carmenn the passage bewteen a flashback and real life and vice versa, a passage that should run smoothly, seamlessly, and instead doesn’t: Feb 10, Katie Stafford rated it liked it.

Marketing has also been consistent over time. This book is so surreal and so passionate. I loved the themes of order versus chaos, Franco versus Carmen Attras.

Return to Book Page. Her parents had met in Salamancawhere her father worked as a notary. Un diez de diez en todos los aspectos. During a one night-long encounter on a stormy night, a character who exactly resembles 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.

The book has clearly received recognition and publicity. 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. It was amazing, fantastical literature.


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It’s not that this was a bad book or anything, but it was difficult to follow. Oct 31, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

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A different way of gite the history of Spain during and after the dictatorship years. Though a little tough to follow at times, this is some excellent writing. It is a story of a writer who is having an insomnia one night so she tosses and turns carmwn bed. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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Questo uomo le parla e la lascia parlare liberamente di quanto le passi per la mente. Then “a man in black” who is a journalist comes to interview the writer and gaitw the process tells his own partly demonic, partly fantastic stories.

Lists with This Book. Jul 20, Daniel Carlander rated it liked it. May 31, Irene Gaia Turina rated it really liked it.

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 ds more lost than I should have been was because I was reading it in my 2nd language – Spanish.

I feel like the most prominent theme of the book is solitude and the tendency we all have to escape meaningful relationships for fear of opening our hearts and becoming vulnerable.

These trips were the base of her connection with Galicia and its culture. The novel is important to a number of groups and individuals, including Spaniards who want to understand their history; women; and literary scholars.

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I tried hard and I thought it was okay but I won’t be recommending this to anyone. Un libro que mezcla todo lo que ahora mismo me interesa en la literatura. L’uomo vestito di nero le regala una “cajita dorada” che xarmen delle pillole che disordinano la memoria.

La protagonista accoglie a casa sua un uomo misterioso, vestito di nero jartin con degli strani occhi “scintillant This book is good, but could have been way better. Contact Contact Us Help.

El cuarto de atrás by Carmen Martín Gaite

Ci troviamo di fronte ad uno stream of consciousness che occupa l’intero libro. It would definitely help to ep 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 atrae life in Spain.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Nov 25, Maria rated it liked it. The novel supplies information in every conceivable category: I think in a lot of ways I far would have preferred a more conventional narrative about life under Franco and how war affects a child, because I think it was the novelty of that subject that I enjoyed most.

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It’s an odd one, but very cool. That is why she had private classes at home given by private teachers and her father, who was fascinated by the history and atrs literature. Just a bit difficult. Los distintos estratos de la realidad, con sus recuerdos, y sus historias.