El Cuarto de Atras (Spanish Edition) [Carmen Martin Gaite] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Durante una noche de insomnio, la escritora . 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 atras (Libros Del Tiempo) (Spanish Edition) [C. M. Gaite] on Nada: Una novela (Modern Library Classics) (Spanish Edition) by Carmen Laforet.

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El cuarto de atrás by Carmen Martín Gaite

Retrieved 13 October I also did my master’s thesis on this book: 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. When the book gets to an end, it is hard to say if everything that happened cadmen a dream atrras something real.

She also became interested in the theater, taking part as an actress in several plays.

El cuaderno dorado Spanish Edition. May 05, Aura rated it liked it. Read more Read less. It’s an odd one, but very cool. 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. It doesn’t allow an easy approach to the narrative but it acrmen worth the effort. Her grandfather was a professor of geography and her great uncle founded the Ateneo of Orense and was a director and a publisher of the newspaper called El Orensano. Be prepared to read and re-read this work.


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. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. 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.

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El cuarto de atrás

But this personal experience goes further to become a metaphor of the entire country, which will start to remember, during the transition, a part of the Spanish History that Franco tried to erase. It is a mix of the surreal, of meta-literary constructs and a feminist manifesto on the search for gynocentricity and the Male obfuscation of this search.

It’s not that this was a bad book or anything, but it was difficult to follow. I read this in the original Spanish as an undergrad at Gettysburg College in a class taught by a superb professor.

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Her parents had met in Salamancawhere her father worked as a notary. The book has clearly received recognition and publicity. She wrote in many kartin, including novels, short stories, and essays.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. L’uomo vestito di nero le regala una “cajita dorada” che contiene delle pillole che disordinano la memoria. Aug 06, Nelson Gtz rated it liked it. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.


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Open Preview See a Problem? Refresh and try again. I also loved this book because fantastic literature cuadto full of symbolism and parallelism; it’s a way of writing non-descript allegory without using allegory or poetic form. Though a little tough to follow at times, this is some excellent writing.

Feb 21, Maria rated it really liked it Shelves: La protagonista accoglie a casa sua un uomo misterioso, vestito di nero e con degli strani occhi “scintillanti come scarafaggi”.

Un libro que mezcla todo lo que ahora mismo me interesa en la literatura. Please help improve it or discuss these issues atraas the talk page.

Paperbackpages. I also bought this online so I thought I should finish reading this even without understanding half of it. When the morning comes, the third character, the 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.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? The novel is important to a number of groups and individuals, including Spaniards who want to understand their history; women; and literary scholars.