Behind The Curtains

Martin Gaite, Carmen

Published by Columbia University Press, 1990
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New York. 1990. Columbia University Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 45. 279 pages. hardcover. 0231068883. keywords: December 8. inventory # 14488. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Carmen Martin Gaite’s Entre Visillos (Behind the Curtains) was awarded the 1957 Nadal Prize - the oldest and most prestigious of all Spanish literary prizes. Set in a provincial town, it focuses on the lives of several young women, their relationships with each other and with their families, their courtships, and their ambitions. The scenes, set in private homes, cafes, the casino, the church, the movies, the streets, and the main square, give a clear depiction of small town existence in an authoritarian society. The stifling mores of Franco’s Spain catapult the young women into marriage at all costs - spinsterhood is a constant threat and a career is a serious deviation from the norm. Only a very few of the women manage to fight back against these restrictions and become independent. This is a realistic, feminist novel which depicts Franco’s Spain through beautifully crafted characterizations It is a place where there is no transcendence of convention. In Entre Visillos the individual must privately affirm an identity for herself ‘behind the curtains.’. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Traces the lives of several young women growing up in a provincial Spanish town during Franco's authoritarian rule

Language Notes: Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish

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Title: Behind The Curtains
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description Columbia University Press, 1990. hardcover. Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st edition. New York. 1990. . Columbia University Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. ISBN:0231068883. Translated from the Spanish by Frances M. Lopez-Morillas. 279 pages. hardcover. . . FROM THE PUBLISHER - Carmen Martin Gaite’s Entre Visillos (Behind the Curtains) was awarded the 1957 Nadal Prize - the oldest and most prestigious of all Spanish literary prizes. Set in a provincial town, it focuses on the lives of several young women, their relationships with each other and with their families, their courtships, and their ambitions. The scenes, set in private homes, cafes, the casino, the church, the movies, the streets, and the main square, give a clear depiction of small town existence in an authoritarian society. The stifling mores of Franco’s Spain catapult the young women into marriage at all costs - spinsterhood is a constant threat and a career is a serious deviation from the norm. Only a very few of the women manage to fight back against these restrictions and become independent. This is a realistic, feminist novel which depicts Franco’s Spain through beautifully crafted characterizations It is a place where there is no transcendence of convention. In Entre Visillos the individual must privately affirm an identity for herself ‘behind the curtains.’. Carmen Martín Gaite (8 December 1925 – 22 July 2000) was one of Spain's leading novelists. She is the author of numerous works of fiction and criticism, including Variable Clouds and, most recently, The Farewell Angel. The Back Room was the first of her novels to appear in Spain after the death of Franco, and the first of her novels to be translated into English. In 1978 it was awarded Spain's National Prize for Literature. She also wrote screenplays. Born in Salamanca, over the course of her life she won various awards, including the Prince of Asturias Awards in 1988, the Award Premio Castilla y León de las Letras in 1992, and the Premio Acebo de Honor awarded to her life work. She was married to fellow writer Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio. inventory #14480. Seller Inventory # z14480

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