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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Jul 20, Daniel Carlander rated it liked it. The original postmodern narrating style just didn’t do anything for me. View freely available titles: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

Questo uomo le parla e la lascia parlare liberamente di quanto le passi per la mente. It was amazing, fantastical literature.

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This article has multiple issues. It’s not that this cuato a bad book or anything, but it was difficult to follow. Pero al avanzar un poco carmn libro engancha. As I have described in Confronting Our Canonsthese factors are of two types: Worst piece of pseudo intellectual literature I have read in a while. A partly fantastical, partly historical memoir of growing up in Spain during the Civil War and early Franco years.

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Un romanzo si va formando senza che nessuno lo stia apparentemente scrivendo. Stay away from it. Feb 10, Bailey Shier rated it liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? She wrote in many genres, including novels, short stories, and essays.

Retrieved 13 October The novel supplies information in every conceivable category: The framework bits are as intriguing and hard to keep martn hold marttin as the memories are delightfully rich. No trivia or quizzes yet. May 31, Irene Gaia Turina rated it really liked it.

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I also did my master’s thesis on this book: Aug 06, Nelson Gtz rated it liked it. I just cannot pretend and say that I understood everything. This book is so surreal and so passionate. 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.

I recommend it to females because I’ve noticed males have a harder time charto her thought process–it is, by nature of the method of remembering things, an insight into the female mind.

Aug 16, Roberto Ortiz rated it it was ok. 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. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

I understand that the point of this book is to blend the line between reality and fantasy, which I did enjoy, I just think camen reason why I was a little more lost than I should have been was because I was reading it in my 2nd language – Spanish.

Views Read Edit View history. Just a bit difficult. Sep 28, Noelia M. 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.

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October Learn how and when to remove this template message. So, one grapples with the question whether this book is the same book that the writer or whoever wrote during that night.

Retrieved from ” https: Her parents had met in Salamancawhere her father worked as a notary. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. L’uomo vestito di nero le regala una “cajita dorada” che contiene delle pillole che disordinano la memoria. The three stars are really only sour grapes.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Marketing has also been consistent over time. I also loved this book because fantastic literature is full of symbolism and parallelism; it’s a way of writing non-descript allegory without using allegory or poetic form.

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. This article’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. Feb 22, Rossana rated it really liked it.