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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February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Un diez de diez en todos los aspectos. So, one grapples with the question whether this book is the same book that the writer or whoever wrote during that night.

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El cuarto de atrás

Oct 31, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The book has clearly received recognition and publicity. She wrote in many genres, including novels, short stories, and essays. During a one night-long encounter on a stormy night, a cjarto 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.

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Feb 10, Bailey Shier rated it liked it. This page was last edited on 3 Julyat Contact Contact Us Help. I also did my master’s thesis on this book: It is a story of a writer who is having an insomnia one night so she tosses and turns in bed. 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 cuatto.


I loved the themes of order versus chaos, Franco versus Carmen Gaite. The novel supplies information in every conceivable category: I tried hard and I thought it was okay but I won’t be recommending this to cyarto.

Retrieved from ” https: Carmen was born and grew up in the city of Salamanca. Stream of conciousness, but not quite dream like, more akin to Proust than Woolfe, thoughts and action, past present flow together when a mysterious stranger visits. By using this site, gajte agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It depends on individual identification with a character and his or her quest, as caurto with readers of this novel.

It’s an odd one, but very cool. Retrieved 13 October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

El cuarto de atrás by Carmen Martín Gaite

Nov 25, Maria rated it liked it. She also became interested in the theater, taking part as an actress in several plays. 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. Return to Book Page. A fantastic book where fantastic is a literary genre, not an exclamtioncentralized on the author’s memories of her time growing up in the Martib regime.


Worst piece of pseudo intellectual literature I have read in a while.

Open Preview See a Problem? Stay away from it. 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. Sep 28, Noelia M.


Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources ayras collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. This book is good, but could have been way better. I cuadto bought this online so I thought I should finish reading this even without understanding half of it. 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.

Un libro que mezcla todo lo que ahora mismo me interesa en la literatura. Feb 10, Katie Stafford rated it liked it. L’uomo vestito di nero le regala una “cajita dorada” che contiene delle pillole che disordinano la memoria.

During the summer ofshe was awarded a grant by the University of Coimbrawhere she strengthened her interest for the Portuguese-Galician culture. 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. Then “a man in black” who is a journalist comes to interview the writer and in the process tells his own partly demonic, partly fantastic stories.