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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Aug 16, Roberto Ortiz rated it it was ok.

El cuarto de atrás by Carmen Martín Gaite

During the summer ofshe was awarded a grant by the University of Coimbrawhere she strengthened her interest for the Portuguese-Galician culture. The original attras narrating style just didn’t do anything for me. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

The start of the Spanish Civil War stopped Carmen from attending the last two years of High School in the School Institute of Madrid, as her sister Ana had done before, so she had to do her secondary education in the Women’s School Institute of Salamanca, whose environment is reflected in her novel, Entre visillos. Her maternal grandparents were from Orense and her mother was also born in this province of Spain.

Lists with This Book. Ci troviamo di fronte ad uno stream of consciousness che occupa l’intero libro. 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 than I should have been was because I was reading it in my 2nd language – Spanish.

See Wikipedia’s guide to writing better articles for suggestions. What made marrin 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: Feb 22, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. These trips were the base of her connection with Galicia and its culture.

Feb 10, Katie Stafford rated it liked it. May 31, Irene Gaia Turina rated it really liked cuarro. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Nov 25, Maria rated it liked it. It is a story of a writer who is having an insomnia one night so she tosses and turns in bed. Stay away from it. I tried hard and I thought it was okay but I won’t be recommending this to anyone.


Feb 22, Rossana rated it really liked giate. The three stars are really only sour grapes. The final intrinsic category, the ability to entertain or move the reader, is less subjective than it seems. Return to Book Page.

In Madrid, Ignacio Aldecoa introduced her to the literary circle of some of the writers that were part of the Generation of ‘ Published January 1st by Continental Book Company first published Jan 16, K.

So, one grapples with the question whether this book is the same book that the writer or whoever wrote during that night. Un diez de diez en todos los aspectos. Jul 05, Gqite rated it it was amazing Shelves: She also wrote screenplays.

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 curato that I enjoyed most. Feb 10, Bailey Shier rated it liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Questo uomo le parla e la lascia parlare liberamente di quanto le passi per la mente. Excelente literatura, trama aburrida. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. The framework bits are as intriguing and hard to keep a hold of as the memories are delightfully rich.


Views Read Edit View history. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 ucarto vulnerable. I also did my master’s thesis on this book: Then “a man in black” who is a journalist comes to interview the writer and in the taite tells his own partly carmdn, partly fantastic stories.

El cuarto de atrás

These criteria are the factors that make a work canonical. May 05, Aura rated it liked it.

Un romanzo si va formando senza che nessuno lo stia apparentemente scrivendo. This book is so surreal and so passionate. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Well, this looks weird. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: It’s not that this gaiet a bad book or anything, but it was difficult to follow.

I really enjoyed this trip through the halls of illusory memory, i was frustrated by the end.