La Narrativa PolifÓnica De Almudena Grandes Y LucÍa Extebarria: TransgresiÓn, Subjetividad E Industria Cultural En La EspaÑa DemocratÍca

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The study examines the works and literary careers of two of Spain's most commercially successful contemporary female authors: Almudena Grandes (Madrid, 1960-) and Lucía Etxebarria (Valencia, 1966-). The work analyzes issues pertaining to Spanish women writers over the last two decades and how the values inscribed in the authors' literary universes highlight the ambiguous fragility of constructions of identity and gender. In Spanish.


“. . . Dr García Torres demonstrates originality of thought, scholarship and mastery of her topic. She not only achieves her stated objectives, but challenges her readers to (re-)examine their own ideas about aspects of (the works of) women writers in Spain such as: the notion of “women’s literature” per se (does it exist? should it exist? as defined by whom?); and questions of otherness, identity, self-knowledge and self-expression.
The monograph is a stimulating, critical and original analysis, presented in a well-argued and structured manner, and written in a style that is scholarly, clear and convincing.” – Prof. Lilit Thwaites, La Trobe University

“By following an interdisciplinary approach, Elena García Torres offers a comprehensive study of the key concepts that have shaped and continue to shape Woman and the cultural industry in Spain today, as represented in the literature of Almudena Grandes and Lucía Etxebarria. Written in eloquent prose, the monograph constitutes an original contribution to scholarship, and would be of interest to current and future scholars in the field of contemporary Spanish literature.” - Prof. Wendy-Llyn Zaza, University of Auckland

Table of Contents

Prólogo Professor Geraldine C. Nichols
Foreword Professor Geraldine C. Nichols
Capítulo 1: La subjetividad femenina en la obra de Lucía Etxebarria: Ser y no ser, he ahí la mujer
Capítulo 2: Inscripciones del deseo en la obra de Almudena Grandes: Cuerpos hambrientos de miradas
Capítulo 3: Madres e hijas en la narrativa de Almudena Grandes: Un modelo para armar
Capítulo 4: Madres e hijas en la narrativa de Lucía Etxebarria: Rompiendo estereotipos a través de un laberinto de espejos
Capítulo 5: La paradójica situación de las escritoras españolas y la industria del libro: Almudena Grandes y Lucía Etxebarria, ¿Dos actitudes antagónicas?
Reflexiones Finales
Obras Citadas
Índice Onomástico

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