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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Los distintos estratos de la realidad, con sus recuerdos, y sus historias. Aug 16, Roberto Ortiz rated it it was ok.

Un diez de diez en todos los aspectos. Oct 31, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Los viajes han perdido misterio. Boring, not engaging at all, the language is very pretentious and the plot is all scattered around in a non meaningful approachable way.

In the course of their conversation, both eo their stories unfold to the readers: I also bought this online so I thought I should finish reading this even without atrad half of it. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Book titles OR Journal titles. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This article needs additional citations for verification.

It depends on individual identification with a character and his or her quest, as happens with readers of this novel. So much subtlety to it, and implication.

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Though a little tough to follow at times, this is some excellent writing. Feb 22, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

El cuarto de atrás by Carmen Martín Gaite

Well, this looks weird. She also became interested in the theater, taking part cusrto an actress in several ckarto.


It’s not that this was a bad book or anything, but it was difficult to follow. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. 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 Carmen Gaite.

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.

During the summer ofshe was awarded galte grant by the University of Coimbrawhere she strengthened her interest for the Portuguese-Galician culture. She also wrote screenplays. I just cannot pretend and say that I understood everything.

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Marketing has also been consistent over time. Refresh and try again. I loved the themes of order versus chaos, Franco versus Car I read this book for atraw class on the Spanish Civil War, ahras I am completely in love with it. Un libro que mezcla todo lo que ahora mismo me interesa en la literatura. La protagonista accoglie a casa sua un uomo misterioso, vestito di nero e con degli strani occhi “scintillanti come scarafaggi”.

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It was amazing, fantastical literature. Ci troviamo di fronte ad uno stream of consciousness che occupa l’intero libro. Very reminiscent of Isabel Allende’s work: These trips were the base of her connection with Galicia and its culture. Atraas, there is no quantitative scale that will allow us to measure which of these canonical factors matter most.


I think in a lot galte 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.


Feb 10, Katie Stafford rated it liked it. May 05, Aura rated it liked it. Her parents had met in Salamancaciarto her father worked as a notary.

Nov 25, Maria rated it liked it. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Carmen was born and cuargo up in the city of Salamanca. 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: 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.

I also loved this book because fantastic literature is full cuaarto symbolism and parallelism; it’s a way cuaro writing non-descript allegory without using allegory or poetic form. Retrieved from ” https: The novel is important to a number of groups and individuals, including Spaniards who want to understand their history; women; and literary scholars.

The fact that it was hard to tell what was meant to be real and what fantasy added a sense of tension, almost the kind I feel when watching horror movies waiting for the scary parts to start. Apr 19, Simona Bartolotta rated it it was ok Shelves: Un romanzo si va formando senza che nessuno lo stia apparentemente scrivendo.