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Martín Gaite, Carmen

Works: 380 works in 2,634 publications in 13 languages and 24,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Educational films  Internet videos  Conference papers and proceedings  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Juvenile works  Short stories  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Honoree, Other, Scenarist, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PQ6623.A7657, 863.64
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Most widely held works by Carmen Martín Gaite
Behind the curtains by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

193 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,310 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 )

131 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,124 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 )

76 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 835 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
The back room by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retahílas by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

107 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
Love customs in eighteenth-century Spain by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

51 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 713 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 )

69 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 690 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."
Las ataduras; relatos by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

95 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

136 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 604 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
El balneario by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

69 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 546 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)
Fragmentos de interior by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

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

La autora realiza un perfecto análisis de una familia de clase media en el Madrid de los años setenta. Relata sus relaciones entre sí y de los problemas que cada uno de ellos oculta: la actitud contestataria de los hijos, la frustración sentimental y profesional de sus padres o el desengaño amoroso de Luisa, la nueva criada
Cuentos completos by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

56 editions published between 1000 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 505 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 503 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
Ritmo lento; novela by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

63 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in Spanish and Chinese and held by 482 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 437 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 406 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
Irse de casa by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Spanish and Chinese and held by 300 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
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

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 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dos cuentos maravillosos by Carmen Martín Gaite( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lo raro es vivir
Alternative Names
Carmen Martín Gaite escriptora espanyola

Carmen Martín Gaite escritora española

Carmen Martín Gaite escrivana espanhòla

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

Martín-Gaite, Carmen 1925-2000

Martina Gaite, Karmena 1925-2000

Гайте, Кармен Мартин

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

El cuarto de atrásVariable cloudThe back roomRetahílasLove customs in eighteenth-century SpainCourtship customs in postwar SpainLas ataduras; relatosCaperucita en Manhattan