Contemporary Feminist Fiction in Spain: The Work of Montserrat Roig and Rosa Montero by Catharine Davies, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Contemporary Feminist Fiction in Spain: The Work of Montserrat Roig and Rosa Montero

Contemporary Feminist Fiction in Spain: The Work of Montserrat Roig and Rosa Montero

by Catharine Davies
     
 

In this timely new study, Catherine Davies provides a critical analysis of post-Franco Spain's most successful women novelists. Delving first into the development of feminism and women's writing and its critical reception in Spain since 1970, the author then focuses on two of the most popular and influential feminist novelists: Barcelona's Montserrat Roig (1946

Overview

In this timely new study, Catherine Davies provides a critical analysis of post-Franco Spain's most successful women novelists. Delving first into the development of feminism and women's writing and its critical reception in Spain since 1970, the author then focuses on two of the most popular and influential feminist novelists: Barcelona's Montserrat Roig (1946-1991) and Madrid's Rosa Montero (b. 1951). These writers' works share woman-centered themes such as family relationships, the search for self-fulfillment in a restrictive society, and the hope for the construction of a new world order. Catherine Davies provides a critical analysis of their complete oeuvre and a fascinating overview of contemporary women's writing in Spain.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“an interesting, informative and clearly written book on a topical subject.” —Alex Longhurst, Professor of Spanish, University of Exeter

“Dr Davies has produced an excellent and comprehensive introduction to contemporary feminist fiction in Spain.” —Tesserae

“...this is an interesting and informative book.” —British Bulletin of Publications

“It is refreshing to find a new book on feminist fiction which, without pretension, offers as its approach a confident alternative to feminist theory. Davies's style is clear and her research meticulous throughout. The book would be a valuable addition to any library collection.” —MLR

“...in addressing both the academic specialist and those interested in women's writing with no knowledge of Spanish or Catalon, the author strikes a successful balance between the two...the volume represents a significant contribution to the study of feminist fiction in Spain today.” —Patricia Roberts, Middlesex University

“ ...excellent... this is an admirable study and a welcome addition to the growing bibliography on contemporary Spanish women writers.” —Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

Alex Longhurst

an interesting, informative and clearly written book on a topical subject.
Tesserae

Dr Davies has produced an excellent and comprehensive introduction to contemporary feminist fiction in Spain.
British Bulletin of Publications

...this is an interesting and informative book.
MLR

It is refreshing to find a new book on feminist fiction which, without pretension, offers as its approach a confident alternative to feminist theory. Davies's style is clear and her research meticulous throughout. The book would be a valuable addition to any library collection.
Middlesex University Patricia Roberts

...in addressing both the academic specialist and those interested in women's writing with no knowledge of Spanish or Catalon, the author strikes a successful balance between the two...the volume represents a significant contribution to the study of feminist fiction in Spain today.
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

...excellent... this is an admirable study and a welcome addition to the growing bibliography on contemporary Spanish women writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859730867
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Series:
New Directions in European Writing Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Davies is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

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