Carmen de Burgos: Three novellas: Confidencias, La mujer fria and Punal de claveles

Carmen de Burgos: Three novellas: Confidencias, La mujer fria and Punal de claveles

by Abigail Lee Six (Editor)


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Carmen de Burgos (1867-1932), an influential journalist, socio-political activist, and a key literary figure in the cultural ferment of pre-war Madrid, is currently being rediscovered, having languished in a long and regrettable oblivion during the Franco years. This scholarly edition of three stories by de Burgos includes the unabridged texts, vocabulary, notes, chronology, bibliography, 'temas de debate y discusión', and a critical introduction. Confidencias is the fictional diary of a young woman, describing her first adulterous relationship and exploiting the narratological possibilities of the diary form. La mujer fría is a vampire story featuring perhaps the very first pitiable vampire, or at least one of the earliest examples of this type, whilst ingeniously maintaining undecidability as to whether the protagonist is supernatural. Puñal de claveles narrates a wedding-day elopement. Inspired by the real-life 'Crimen de Níjar', Federico García Lorca drew on both stories for his Bodas de sangre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719097119
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Series: Hispanic Texts
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Abigail Lee Six is Professor of Spanish at Royal Holloway, University of London

Table of Contents

Note on editions
Select bibliography
La mujer fría
Puñal de claveles
Temas de debate y discusión
Selected vocabulary

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