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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Unfortunately, there is no quantitative scale that will allow us to measure which of these canonical factors matter most.

El cuarto de atrás

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. Apr 19, Simona Bartolotta rated it it was ok Shelves: Ci troviamo di fronte ad uno stream of consciousness che occupa l’intero libro.

This book is so surreal and so passionate. The book has clearly received recognition and publicity.

The novel supplies information in every conceivable category: 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.


Un diez de diez en todos los aspectos.

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Excelente literatura, trama aburrida. 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. 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 It’s not that this was a bad book or anything, but it was difficult to follow.

Feb 22, Rossana rated it really liked it.

A different way of telling the history of Spain during and after the dictatorship years. Once you get moving with the first few pages, I found it impossible to stop reading. Retrieved from ” https: These criteria are the factors that make a work canonical.

Feb 22, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Questo uomo le parla e la lascia parlare liberamente di quanto le passi per la mente. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. La protagonista accoglie a casa carrmen un uomo misterioso, vestito di nero e con degli strani occhi “scintillant I read this book for a class on the Spanish Civil War, and I am completely in love with it.


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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Very reminiscent of Isabel Allende’s work: La protagonista accoglie a casa sua un uomo misterioso, vestito di nero e con degli strani occhi “scintillanti come scarafaggi”.

It is a story of a writer who is having an insomnia one night so she tosses and turns in bed. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

El cuarto de atrás by Carmen Martín Gaite

May 31, Irene Gaia Turina rated it really liked it. Dde article’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia.

Los distintos estratos de la realidad, con sus recuerdos, y sus historias. Just a bit difficult. 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. In the course of their conversation, artas of their stories unfold to the readers: