Stock Image

Behind The Curtains

Martin Gaite, Carmen

Published by Columbia University Press, 1990
ISBN 10: 0231068883 / ISBN 13: 9780231068888
Used / hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From zenosbooks (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 45.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Returns Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: Behind The Curtains

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.


New York. 1990. Columbia University Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Translated from the Spanish by Frances M. Lopez-Morillas. 279 pages. hardcover. 0231068883. keywords: Literature Translated Spain Women. 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 # 14488

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.7 avg rating
(416 ratings)

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: zenosbooks
Address: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: March 24, 1997
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Terms of Sale:

All books subject to prior sale. Payment via ABE or via PAYPAL or check in U.S. dollars. We generally ship priority mail (1st class) for orders within the USA and charge $6.00 for the first book, $3.00 for each additional book. If you would like your book(s) shipped via Media Rate you must indicate that to us. International orders are shipped U.S. Postal Service Global Priority unless otherwise instructed. All international shipping at cost. Books are returnable for any reason within 10 days of ...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Store Description: is a secondhand and out-of-print Internet bookstore. While our stock is general, we specialize in Literature, Mysteries, Latin American Literature, African-American interest, and Translated Literature...Zeno's Web Page -