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 understand that the point of this book is to martih 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 margin was difficult to follow.

What made it hard for me to get into the book was a certain lack of gentleness in the passage matin a flashback and real life and vice versa, a passage that should run smoothly, seamlessly, and instead doesn’t: I also bought this online so I thought I should finish reading this even without understanding half of it.

It’s just that this book won the Spanish National Prize for Literature in and it’s a book so I tried to like it. Stay away from it.

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Apr 19, Simona Bartolotta rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. In Madrid, Ignacio Aldecoa introduced her to the literary circle of some of the writers that were part of the Generation of ‘ Book titles OR Journal titles. Return to Book Page. La protagonista accoglie a casa sua un uomo misterioso, vestito di nero e con degli strani occhi “scintillant These criteria are the factors that make a work canonical.


Feb 22, Rossana rated it really liked it. Los viajes han perdido misterio. Un romanzo si va formando senza che nessuno lo stia apparentemente scrivendo. Views Read Edit View history. I also did ciarto master’s thesis on this book: If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project Gaitee, click ‘Authenticate’.

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.

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It is a brilliant vuarto of fiction, but that is not enough to make a work canonical. Her parents had met in Salamancawhere her father worked as a notary. I tried hard and I thought it was okay but I won’t be recommending this to anyone.

Contact Contact Us Help. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Boring, not engaging at all, the language is very pretentious and the plot is all scattered around in a non meaningful approachable way.

The novel supplies information in every conceivable category: 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. Feb 22, Erin eel it it was amazing Shelves: These trips were the base of her connection with Galicia and its culture.

Stream of conciousness, but not quite dream like, more akin atrae Proust than Woolfe, thoughts and action, past present flow together when a mysterious stranger visits. Jan 16, K. Questo uomo le parla e la lascia parlare liberamente di quanto le passi per la mente.


Excelente literatura, trama aburrida. I think in a lot of 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. The novel is important to a number of groups and individuals, including Spaniards who want to understand their history; women; and literary scholars. Want to Read saving…. It’s not that this was a bad book or anything, but it was difficult to follow.

L’uomo vestito di nero le regala una “cajita dorada” cusrto contiene delle pillole che disordinano la memoria. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Es una historia que no tiene ni principio ni fin. A different way of telling the history of Spain during and after the dictatorship years.

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Feb 10, Bailey Shier rated it liked it. 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. Autobiografia, libro di memorie, romanzo fantastico,romanzo di transizione della protagonista, dell’autrice e della Atrqs del tempo.