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Martín Gaite, Carmen

Overview
Works: 359 works in 2,037 publications in 13 languages and 20,348 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Short stories  Political fiction  Essays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Scenarist, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PQ6623.A7657, 863.64
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The back room by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variable cloud by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 744 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
Love customs in eighteenth-century Spain by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

51 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 717 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
Courtship customs in postwar Spain by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

68 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 691 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."
Retahílas by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El balneario by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

66 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragmentos de interior by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

68 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo raro es vivir by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 35-årig kvinde mister sin mor, og efter et liv med stormende kærlighedsaffærer begynder hun nu at stille sig spørgsmål om sin egen barndom, forholdet mellem forældrene og ikke mindst følelserne over for den mand, hun lever sammen med
Las ataduras; relatos by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

59 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1000 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caperucita en Manhattan by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

90 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 479 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
Desde la ventana : enfoque femenino de la literatura española by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den unge Leonardo Villalba, som netop er løsladt fra fængslet, føler ofte, at han har fået en splint af troldspejlet i hjertet på samme måde som Kaj i Snedronningen
Ritmo lento; novela by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irse de casa by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Spanish and Chinese and held by 302 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
Behind the curtains by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

99 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 284 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
El cuarto de atrás by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 274 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
La búsqueda de interlocutor y otras búsquedas by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The farewell angel by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Spanish novel on a man whose parents are killed in a car crash. It follows him as he wanders through their big house, looking over books, family papers, old photographs, reminiscing on his youth
Dos cuentos maravillosos by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lo raro es vivir
Alternative Names
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

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

Martin Gaite, Carmen 1925-

Martín-Gaite, Carmen 1925-2000

Martina Gaite, Karmena 1925-2000

كارمن مارتين جايتي

가이떼, 까르멘 마르딴 1925-2000

가이떼, 까르멘 마르띤 1925-2000

マルティン・ガイテ, カルメン

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Variable cloudLove customs in eighteenth-century SpainCourtship customs in postwar SpainRetahílasEl balnearioFragmentos de interiorLo raro es vivirLas ataduras; relatos