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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I just cannot pretend and say that I understood everything. So, one grapples with the question whether this book is the same book that the writer or whoever wrote during that night. This book is good, but could have been way better. I loved the themes of order versus chaos, Franco versus Carmen Gaite. 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.

This page was last edited on 3 Julyat I tried hard and I thought it was okay but I won’t be recommending this to anyone. Paperbackpages. La protagonista accoglie a casa sua un uomo misterioso, vestito di nero e con degli strani occhi “scintillant 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 the literature.

Though a little tough to follow at times, this is some excellent writing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What made it hard for me to get into the book was a certain lack of gentleness in the passage bewteen a flashback and real life and vice versa, a passage that should run smoothly, seamlessly, and instead doesn’t: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.



Retrieved from ” https: Jul 05, Patricia rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Aug 06, Nelson Gtz rated it liked it.

This article has multiple issues. I also loved this book giate fantastic literature is full of symbolism and parallelism; it’s a way of writing non-descript allegory without using allegory or poetic form. Very reminiscent of Isabel Allende’s work: So much subtlety to it, and implication. Un romanzo si va formando senza che nessuno lo stia apparentemente scrivendo.

Intrinsic factors are located within a text, and extrinsic factors are situated beyond it. Oct 31, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: These trips were the base of her connection with Galicia and its culture.

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When the morning comes, the third character, curato 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. Feb 22, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

El cuarto de atrás by Carmen Martín Gaite

Jan 16, K. There she perfected her French and became familiar with a more open and more cosmopolitan society.

She wrote in many genres, including novels, short stories, and essays. I also bought this online so I thought I should finish reading this even without understanding half of it. Worst piece of pseudo intellectual literature I have read in a while. It’s not that this was a bad book or crmen, but it was difficult to follow. I really enjoyed this trip through the halls of illusory memory, i was frustrated by the end.


During the summer ofshe was awarded a grant by the University of Coimbrawhere she strengthened her interest for the Portuguese-Galician culture. 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. Lists with This Book.

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Excelente literatura, trama aburrida. The framework bits are as intriguing and hard to keep a hold of as the memories are delightfully rich. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Kartin lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The novel is important to a number of groups and individuals, including Spaniards who want to understand their history; women; and literary scholars. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. During a one night-long encounter on a stormy night, a character who exactly resembles gate 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.

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. 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 was actually happening between C. Es una historia que no tiene ni principio ni fin. Boring, not engaging at all, the language is very pretentious and the plot is all scattered around in a non meaningful approachable way.