Mirrors and Echoes: Women's Writing in Twentieth-Century Spain

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Throughout Spain's tumultuous twentieth century, women writers produced a dazzling variety of novels, popular theater, and poetry. Their work both reflected and helped to transform women’s gender, family, and public roles, carving out new space in the literary canon. This multilingual collection of essays by both scholars and creative artists explores the diversity of Spanish women's writing, both celebrated and forgotten.

Contributors: Nicole Altamirano, Marta E. Altisent, ...

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Overview

Throughout Spain's tumultuous twentieth century, women writers produced a dazzling variety of novels, popular theater, and poetry. Their work both reflected and helped to transform women’s gender, family, and public roles, carving out new space in the literary canon. This multilingual collection of essays by both scholars and creative artists explores the diversity of Spanish women's writing, both celebrated and forgotten.

Contributors: Nicole Altamirano, Marta E. Altisent, Emilie L. Bergmann, Alda Blanco, Sara Brenneis, Kathleen M. Glenn, P. Louise Johnson, Jo Labanyi, Geraldine Cleary Nichols, Pilar Nieva de la Paz, Soledad Puértolas, Clara Sánchez

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Emilie L. Bergmann is professor of Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley. Richard Herr is professor of history, emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction: Women Writers in Twentieth-Century Spain   Emilie L. Bergmann     1
Mirrors and Spaces of Narration: Women Writers on Their Work
Mujer del espejo   Soledad Puertolas     17
Como escribi Un millon de luces   Clara Sanchez     22
Performing Modernity: Gender and the Body Between the Wars
Women Writing on Physical Culture in Pre-Civil War Catalonia   P. Louise Johnson     29
Out of the Glass Niche and into the Swimming Pool: The Transformation of the Sirena Figure in the Poetry of Concha Mendez   Nicole Altamirano     46
Cultural Archives of Popular Fiction, Theater, and Film
Romancing the Early Franco Regime: The novelas romanticas of Concha Linares-Becerra and Luisa-Maria Linares   Jo Labanyi     63
Desde la pared de vidrio hasta la otra orilla: El exilio de Maria Martinez Sierra   Alda Blanco     79
Family, Gender, and Nation
Reproduccion, familia y futuro: Cuatro denuncias en clave femenina   Geraldine Cleary Nichols     95
Mothers and Daughters in Transition and Beyond   Emilie L. Bergmann     108
Writing and Historical Memory in the Transicion
Las narradoras y su insercion en la sociedad literaria de la transicion politica espanola (1975-1982)   Pilar Nieva de la Paz     121
Labatalla de la educacion: Historical Memory in Josefina Aldecoa's Trilogy   Sara Brenneis     136
Echoes and Silences
El pais del alma en las geografias literarias de Nuria Amat   Marta E. Altisent     151
The Discourse of Silence in Alcanfor and "Te deix, amor, la mar com a penyora"   Kathleen M. Glenn     164
Contributors     173
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