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Martín Gaite, Carmen

Works: 361 works in 2,694 publications in 14 languages and 25,041 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Conference papers and proceedings  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Literature  Juvenile works  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Classifications: PQ6623.A7657, 863.64
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The back room by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

147 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madrid, Spain. Some time after the death of Franco, Carmen searches for personal identity after living through the Franco era when everything was frozen--time, dreams, freedom
Variable cloud by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

82 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Spain, two women friends who grew apart meet again in middle age and begin a correspondence. As they bare their souls, the women dissect married life in all its absurdities and self-deceptions
Entre visillos by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

140 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer een man, die Duits doceert aan een instituut, aankomt in een conservatief en hypocriet provinciestadje, botst hij met de gangbare opvattingen
Love customs in eighteenth-century Spain by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

57 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was customary for the wife of a nobleman in eighteenth-century Spain to be courted fervently and seemingly forever, by a man who was not her husband. This liaison, accepted and even encouraged by the husband, was presumably platonic, though that may not always have been the case. It was carried on according to a complex, if ambiguous, code of companionship and whispered conversation. With the help of a lively blend of archival documents and literary sources, Carmen Martín Gaite admits us to the intricacies of the code and unravels its significance for the women who enjoyed the attention of a cortejo, or escort. Why was the cortejo tolerated, by society and by the woman's aristocratic family, even though it infringed traditional religious precepts? What did woman and her friend talk about at such length? Was their flirtation intellectual, reflecting the effects of Enlightenment rationalism on Spanish culture? Letters, memoirs, and travel journals as well as dramatic works of the period offer invaluable clues to the nature of these relationships, in which the woman was almost ritually adored and placed on a pedestal. The conversation, we learn, was generally frivolous, focusing on possessions and luxuries in a way that clearly signals economic change and the dawn of a material age. At the same time, the cortejo did represent a taste of symbolic liberation for women whose social lives were rigidly constrained. Clarifying details from a great variety of historical sources are presented with the urgency and fluidity of a novel in this excellent English translation -- Book jacket
Retahílas by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

106 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Retahílas, el viaje que realiza una anciana al pazo familiar para morir, acompañada de su nieta Eulalia, y la llegada sorpresa de Germán, el sobrino de Eulalia, producirá durante esa noche un intenso diálogo entre los dos que dará lugar a seis monólogos, en los que cada uno reconstruirá y contará qué ha sido su vida hasta entonces
Courtship customs in postwar Spain by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

68 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She calls attention to the hypocrisy of the system, to the image versus the reality, and to how certain watchwords like "rationing" and "restriction" went beyond their economic applications to touch on personal behavior and attitudes." "Themes she touches on in the nine chapters (and epilogue) include proper dress and behavior for women; a young woman's limited future; the influence of the Falange (Fascist) party on society and on individual behaviour; the "rebel" girl; family life; sex; cinema and the Spaniard; and courtship and the stages of relationship."
Ritmo lento; novela by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

76 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caperucita en Manhattan by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

145 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl leaves her home in Brooklyn to bring a special cake to her grandmother in Manhattan. Along the way she meets a crazy old woman who lives under a bridge. A modern adaptation of the story of Little Red Riding Hood
Las ataduras; relatos by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

95 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vrouw geeft haar studie op voor een Fransman en gaat in Parijs wonen
El balneario by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

70 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En los diez magistrales relatos que componen "El balneario", se incluye el que da título al libro y que obtuvo el premio Café Gijón de novela corta 1954. No resulta fácil encontrar, en la logia mayor de la literatura española contemporánea, una observadora de la cotidianidad tan aguda, profunda y lúcida como Carmiña Martin Gaite. Nadie como ella para reparar en ese detalle, aparentemente nimio, que revela una dependencia, subraya un ejercicio de poder, señala con el dedo un terror, un ataque de angustia o de soledad. (Luis Alberto de Cuenca)
Lo raro es vivir by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

48 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agueda is a 35-year-old woman who has just her mother and is trying to resolve the wounds of the past with a hunger for the present. This sharp, contradictory and fiery woman finds herself confronting the strangeness of being alive while maintaining her curiosity in the face of the unknowable future." "After a phase as a rock singer embroiled in a tempestuous love affair, she devotes herself to researching the story of an enigmatic and extravagant eighteenth-century adventurer. Her investigation leads her inexorably into profound reflections on her childhood, her parents' relationship and her own emotional landscape."--Back cover
Cuentos completos by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

57 editions published between 1000 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the curtains by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

64 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre Visillos chronicles life in a provincial town full of routine, conservatism and hypocrisy. Through the seemingly banal chatter of a group of girls, know their daily occupations, their anguish, the sadness peaking over insurmountable boredom and lack of imagination. The presence of Pablo Klein, arrived in the city to deal with the class of the German Institute, is the narrative pretext that focuses most of the events. Pablo, a reserved and observant, honest and unconventional person, collides with the plain and conformist environment. With manicured stylistic resources and a direct and realistic approach, Carmen Martín Gaite gives this piece of Spanish life, painted with inks of disappointment, impossible acceptances of a youth condemned to pass their life "between curtains". From back cover
Fragmentos de interior by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desde la ventana : enfoque femenino de la literatura española by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La reina de las nieves by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

47 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonardo Villalba, just released from prison, tries to get his life in order. He encounters the figure of his dead father and stumbles on a puzzle: who is the mysterious lady in the white house? A beautiful contemporary parable about the power of memory."
Irse de casa by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vuelta a los orígenes desde una vida exitosa, y por el contrario con el deseo de ser una mera observadora, llevará sin embargo a la protagonista a tropezar con el destino de todas aquellas personas que se cruzan en su camino
El cuento de nunca acabar : apuntes sobre la narración, el amor y la mentira by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

50 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From fiction to metafiction : essays in honor of Carmen Martin-Gaite by Mirella D'Ambrosio Servodidio( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Portuguese and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dos cuentos maravillosos by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Difícilmente podrá olvidar cualquier lector las aventuras de las niñas que protagonizan estas dos pequeñas joyas, Altalé y Sorpresa, tan parecidas en sus cualidades, ambas valientes y rebeldes, pero tan diferentes en sus destinos; y muy difícilmente dejaremos de apasionarnos por los personajes quelas rodean, verdaderas creaciones de la literatura fantástica.«En verdad, estos dos cuentos merecen el arriesgado calificativo de maravillosos. Nos encontramos ante los frutos de una escritora magistral, llena de recursos y dominando siempre con gran templanza y claridad deliciosa su escritura. En estos dos relatos no sobra ni falta ninguna palabra. La autora se arriesga siempre en sus divagaciones, pero sale indemne de sus osadías y retorna segura a la coherencia, a la unidad del relato.»Antonio Colinas
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Lo raro es vivir
Alternative Names
Carmen Martín Gaite écrivaine espagnole

Carmen Martín Gaite escriptora espanyola

Carmen Martín Gaite escritora española

Carmen Martín Gaite escrivana espanhòla

Carmen Martín Gaite scriitoare spaniolă

Carmen Martín Gaite scrittrice, attrice teatrale e giornalista spagnola

Carmen Martín Gaite Spaans schrijfster (1925-2000)

Carmen Martín Gaite španělská spisovatelka

Carmen Martín Gaite spanische Schriftstellerin

Carmen Martín Gaite Spanish writer

Carmen Martín Ispaña jacha marka qillqiri

Carmen Martín Ispaña mama llaqtayuq qillqaq

Gaite, Carmen M. 1925-2000

Gaite , Carmen Martin

Gaite Carmen Martín 1925-2000

Gaite, Karmena Martina 1925-2000

Martín, Carmen 1925-2000

Martín Gaite, Carmen

Martín-Gaite, Carmen 1925-2000

Martina Gaite, Karmena 1925-2000

Martxn-Gaite, Carmen 1925-2000

Гайте, Кармен Мартин

כרמן מרטין גאיטה סופרת ספרדייה

كارمن مارتين جايتي

كارمن مارتين جايتي كاتبة إسبانية

가이떼, 까르멘 마르딴 1925-2000

가이떼, 까르멘 마르띤 1925-2000

マルティン・ガイテ, カルメン

Variable cloudEntre visillosLove customs in eighteenth-century SpainRetahílasCourtship customs in postwar SpainRitmo lento; novelaCaperucita en ManhattanLas ataduras; relatos