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The Novels of Carmen Laforet: An Aesthetics of Relief

The Novels of Carmen Laforet: An Aesthetics of Relief
  

Carmen Laforet (Barcelona 1921 - Madrid 2004) was one of Spain's most significant writers of the post-civil war period, but a primarily historical approach to reading her work may have distorted our understanding. In this book, Wells argues that the five major novels need to be r... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781781885253
Barcode 9781781885253
Published 29 April 2019 by Legenda
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wells, Caragh
Series Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures (part: 29)
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ISBN-13 9781781885253
ISBN-10 1781885257
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Legenda
Imprint Legenda
Publication Date 29 April 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wells, Caragh
Series Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures (part: 29)
Category Literary Studies: General
Women's Studies
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 134
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 417g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
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Carmen Laforet (Barcelona 1921 - Madrid 2004) was one of Spain's most significant writers of the post-civil war period. Her debut novel Nada (1945) won the first Premio Nadal and remains her best-known work of fiction, but a primarily historical approach to reading Nada may have distorted our understanding of Laforet's writing. Wells argues that Laforet's five major novels need to be read as a collective meditation on the subject of relief. Laforet's novelistic output is therefore considered within a much broader framework than hitherto conceived. Wells discusses Laforet's concern with the complexities of human psychology and the deeper philosophical issues that her novels address. Each novel constitutes an aesthetic response to different modes of psychological suffering pertinent not only to Laforet's life but to the human condition in general. Caragh Wells is senior lecturer in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses primarily on post-war Spanish and Catalan fiction with particular emphasis on women's writing, feminist theory, psychoanalysis and the emotions.

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