Women In The Spanish Novel Today

Author: Kyra A. Kietrys
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453192
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This collection of new essays examines the representation of the female self in recent novels written by Spanish women. The essays explore the myriad ways in which women’s struggle with self-definition and self-fulfillment is contemplated in Spain during a time in which democracy has taken hold and women’s rights have taken shape. Authors covered include Carmen Martín Gaite, Josefina Aldecoa, Rosa Montero, Dulce Chacón, Clara Sánchez, Lucia Etxebarria, Care Santos, Eugenia Rico, Espido Freire, and others.

True Lies

Author: Samuel Amago
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838756614
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True Lies is a comprehensive study of the evolving functions of narrative self-consciousness in contemporary Spain. While the foundational studies of metafiction - by Alter, Scholes, Hutcheon, Waugh, Spires, and others - have illustrated how self-conscious writing serves to blur the distinction between reality and fiction in order to draw attention to the dynamic processes of literary representation, True Lies takes into account a fundamental issue overlooked by earlier treatments of the genre: namely, the importance of consciousness itself to this type of fiction. In the contemporary Spanish cultural context, novelists have increasingly explored the role of narrative in the construction and understanding of the self. This book shows how recent novels by Rosa Montero, Nuria Amat, Javier Cercas, Juan Jose Millas, Javier Marias, and Carlos Caneque use metafiction in order to question the relationship between reality and make-believe; to scrutinize the dynamic nature of personal identity; to problematize the historiographical enterprise; to evaluate critically the processes of canon formation; and to parody themselves and the poetics of self-consciousness. University of Notre Dame.

New Gald S Studies

Author: J. E. Varey
Publisher: Tamesis Books
ISBN: 9781855660861
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The master of the realist novel of nineteenth-century Spain, Benito Pérez Galdós, is the subject of New Galdós Studies, offered in memory of John Varey, author of Galdós Studies, the foundational text for contemporary Galdosian scholarship. Eamonn Rodgers describes Galdós's early readership and reception; James Whiston illustrates Galdós's creativity in Lo prohibido; Rhian Davies explores the enrichment of the novelist's language in I>Torquemada en la Cruz; Teresa Fuentes Peris demonstrates Galdós's radical critique of dominant social assumptions in Fortunata y Jacinta; Alex Longhurst deals with the representation of poverty in Misericordia while Lisa Condé detects a feminist intention in Tristana; Eric Southworth finds rich cultural and spiritual allusion in the same work; Nichols Round relates the deaths of children in the Torquemada novels and Angel Guerra to end-of-century ideological concerns.

Liminal Fiction At The Edge Of The Millennium

Author: Jessica A. Folkart
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 1611485800
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Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity examines how diverse manifestations of otherness coalesce in the cultural response to shifting perceptions of identity in Spain as well as the broader context of globalization at the turn of the millennium.

Temas Spanish For The Global Community

Author: Jorge H. Cubillos
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1413010490
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TEMAS, Second Edition is the pioneering text which provides opportunities for students to effect change in the world beyond the confines of their classrooms through the use of their emerging linguistic skills in real life challenges. The pedagogical found

Beautiful And Dark

Author: Rosa Montero
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ISBN: 9781879960824
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In English for the first time, an arresting novel by one of Spain's most accomplished writers.

The Strange Girl In Twentieth Century Spanish Novels Written By Women

Author: Ellen Cecilia Mayock
Publisher: University Press of the South, Incorporated
ISBN:
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"With an eye to the rather insular, particular development and definition of feminism in Spain, the author recognizes that the twentieth century has been a period of great change for peninsular women authors. Her study of the creative compromises wrought by severe oppression followed by relative liberation, all within the context of Spain's specific religious and regional influences, illustrates the unique positioning of these women writers as shown through their female characters. While this is reflection of the current scholarship in Women's Studies (examining the feminist resonance of the construction of female identity through texts written by women about women), it is one that is in its first stages of development in Spanish criticism and has been primarily author-specific. Ellen C. Mayock's research provides a more panoramic view, so to speak, facilitating an overview of progression between trends, as opposed to a singular progression of a single author within the context of era- a very positive move that allows for full comprehension."--BOOK JACKET.

Postmodern Paletos

Author: Nathan E. Richardson
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838754986
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"When Spanish dictator Francisco Franco legalized internal immigration in 1947 he unwittingly inaugurated the greatest period of urban expansion and rural de-population that Spain had known. During the next two decades, nearly four million citizens would move from Spain's traditional pueblos perdidos to overburdened urban metropolises. Along with wooden trunks and baskets of chickens, the immigrants (or paletos, as they were often called) bore on their journey the weight of centuries of ideological meaning tied to the geographic regions they were traversing. To abandon rural Spain had come to signify a rejection of manhood, wealth, Christian values, and even Spanishness itself. Paletos, however innocent they may have appeared, were not ideologically neutral. In the coming decades the weight and complexity of the meanings behind immigration, the country, and the city would only grow as Spain advanced from economic under development, social ignorance, and political reaction to full-fledged participation in global economics and politics, activities that would reshape what it meant to be an immigrant and paleto both within and across the geographic border that had traditionally defined the Spanish nation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Search For Identity In The Narrative Of Rosa Montero

Author: Vanessa Knights
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773479845
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Rosa Montero is one of a group of women writers who came to prominence during the late 1970s and early 1980s, a period often referred to as the boom of women's writing in Spain. This study traces the socio- historical conditions which led to the boom, addresses the Spanish ambivalence towards the mother figure within the Spanish feminist movement, and discusses the use of metafiction on the creation of life narrative for women. Deals with the alternative figure of the spinster, examines the fantastic as a mode of discourse, and discusses the increasing focus on discourse with Montero's narrative.

Secolas Annals

Author: Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies
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