Blanco examines the relationship between life-writing in Martín Gaite's notebooks and her fictional work.
This is a book that shows how Spain's most important contemporary writer, Javier Marías, has engaged with literature in English during his career. Marías has won multiple national and international awards, and is considered among the best writers working today. He has explained many times that working as a translator of literary works from English into Spanish helped shape the writer he became and this study explores those claims by analysing twothings: firstly, his translations themselves, scrutinized closely to determine their accuracy and flair; and secondly, seeing how those translations have left discernible traces in his own fiction, either through therecurrence of particular phraseology or evidence of a more largescale aesthetic debt; an example of the latter explored in this study would be Marías's decision to write a pseudo-autobiographical novel in much the same digressive and chaotic vein as Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy.
Pedro Almódovar may have helped put queer Iberian cinema on the map, but there are also multitudes of other LGBTQ filmmakers from Catalonia, Portugal, Castile, Galicia, and the Basque Country who have made the Peninsula one of the world’s most vital sources for queer film. Together, they have produced a cinema whose expressions of queer desire have challenged the region’s conservative religious and family values, while intervening in vital debates about politics, history, and nation. Iberian Queer Cinema is a unique collection that offers in-depth analyses of fifteen different films, each by a different director, produced in the region over the past fifty years, from Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s La residencia (The House That Screamed, 1970) to João Pedro Rodrigues’ O ornitólogo (The Ornithologist, 2016). Together, they show how queer Iberian cinema has responded to historical traumas ranging from the AIDS crisis to the repressive and homophobic Franco regime. Yet they also explore how these films gesture towards a more fluid understanding of sexuality, gender, and national identity. This book will thus give readers a new appreciation for both the cultural diversity of Iberia and the richness of its moving and thought-provoking queer cinema. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.
Essays on a variety of Spanish authors who shaped the development of Spanish fiction in the twentieth century. Entries focus on the interconnections between life and writing and trace the writers' personal response to the cultural, intellectual and political concerns of the day, as well as to the traditions and literary styles that shaped their imagination. Provides a condensed assessment of the authors' aesthetic and personal preferences as shown through their writings.
What are Hispanic alternative communities and how are they represented in literature, film, and popular music? This book studies the fictional representation of circles of artists and intellectuals, youth gangs, musical bands, packs of marginal urban dwellers, groups of immigrants, and other diverse associations that share the common trait of being small and subversive collectives, perhaps akin to secret societies plotting to take control of society. These groups usually exist within a larger and established community – typically, the nation-state – though maintaining with it complicated relations of rivalry, criticism, outright violence, and other forms of antagonism. Thus “alternative communities” represent the “other side” of official institutions, by constituting dystopias that condemn the status quo, or by building utopias that point to new social arrangements. In the Hispanic world – a broad, transatlantic space that includes Spain and Spanish America – alternative communities have existed since the 19th century, a time of nation-building for Spanish American countries, all the way to the 21st century, when hybrid, postnational, and cosmopolitan communities begin to appear. The seventeen chapters brought together in this volume, which constitutes the first systematic approach to Hispanic alternative communities, tackle this complex cultural phenomenon from diverse critical perspectives.
Spanish drama, since the Golden Age, represents a united commitment to modernize, reformulate, and re-conceptualize the stage and the State. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 33 Spanish dramatists from the eighteenth century to the present. Entries written by expert contributors provide biographical information; a discussion of works, themes, and dramaturgy; a survey of the playwright's critical reception; and primary and secondary bibliographies. An introductory essay discusses the history of Spanish drama since 1700s with significant, though sometimes contentious moments highlighting its road to aesthetic and cultural modernity. A general bibliography lists works for further reading and research.
El libro presenta diez ensayos sobre la literatura escrita por mujeres de España y América Latina. Prólogo de Estrella Betances de Pujadas e Introducción por Clementina R. Adams. Luego se incorporan estudios sobre Julia Álvarez de Ivelisse Santiago Stommes: sobre Julia Álvarez y Marisela Rizik de Isabel Brown; sobre Nellie Campobello por Clementina Adams; sobre Rosa Chacel y Remedios Varo de María Alejandra Zanetta; sobre Luz Argentina Chiriboga de María C. Zielina; sobre Mayra Santos-Febres de Elba D. Birmingham-Pokorny; sobre Rosario Ferré de Josefa Lago Graña; sobre Carmen Martín Gaite de Carmen Vidal-Lieberman, sobre Almudena Grande de Ada Ortúzar-Young; sobre Guadalupe Loaeza de Delia V. Galván. Con una bigliografía general por Clementina R. Adams.