Spanishness in the Spanish Novel and Cinema of the 20th 21st Century

Author: Cristina Sánchez-Conejero
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144381458X
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Spanishness in the Spanish Novel and Cinema of the 20th-21st Century is an exploration of the general concept of “Spanishness” as all things related to Spain, specifically as the multiple meanings of “Spanishness” and the different ways of being Spanish are depicted in 20th-21st century literary and cinematic fiction of Spain. This book also represents a call for a re-evaluation of what being Spanish means not just in post-Franco Spain but also in the Spain of the new millennium. The reader will find treatments of some of the crucial themes in Spanish culture such as immigration, nationalisms, and affiliation with the European Union as well as many others of contemporary relevance such as time, memory, and women studies that defy exclusivist and clear-cut single notions of Spanishness. These explorations will help contextualize what it means to be Spanish in present day Spain and in the light of globalization while also dissipating stereotypical notions of Spain and Spanishness.

Javier Mar as s Debt to Translation

Author: Gareth Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199651337
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This is a book that shows how Spain's most important contemporary writer, Javier Marías, has engaged with literature in English during his career. Marías has won multiple national and international awards, and is considered among the best writers working today. He has explained many times that working as a translator of literary works from English into Spanish helped shape the writer he became and this study explores those claims by analysing twothings: firstly, his translations themselves, scrutinized closely to determine their accuracy and flair; and secondly, seeing how those translations have left discernible traces in his own fiction, either through therecurrence of particular phraseology or evidence of a more largescale aesthetic debt; an example of the latter explored in this study would be Marías's decision to write a pseudo-autobiographical novel in much the same digressive and chaotic vein as Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy.

Coming Into One s Own

Author: Alexis Grohmann
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042010239
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Javier Marías is a major contemporary Spanish novelist who has enjoyed remarkable international success and recognition. He is a writer who has undergone a singular and clearly discernible novelistic evolution and has forged a very distinctive style of his own. It is this formal development that this book traces through a study of his works from Los dominios del lobo (1971) to Negra espalda del tiempo (1998). With the help of a wide range of 20th-century literary theories and criticism, it strives to show that in order to escape realism and Spanishness and to make his way into literature, Marías forges an intricate style which progressively develops and matures, and which creates highly suggestive and elaborate imaginative worlds, a literature with a particular ontology, ultimately capable of inventing reality. This book is the first full-length study of Javier Marías's work to be published so far and serves both as an introduction to, and a close examination of, the work of a major European writer.

The Fictional World of Javier Mar as

Author: Marta Pérez-Carbonell
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004310975
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The Fictional World of Javier Marías examines the origin and meaning of uncertainty in the key works of Spain’s leading contemporary novelist by engaging with the many language-related issues common to his narrative.

A Companion to Javier Mar as

Author: David K. Herzberger
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1855662302
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A detailed and lively discussion and analysis of the novels, short stories, newspaper columns, and other works of one of the most important and popular writers in Spain today.

Los dominios del lobo

Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: ALFAGUARA
ISBN: 8420499471
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Empezada a los diecisiete y terminada a los dieciocho años, Los dominios del lobo fue la primera novela de Javier Marías, una obra transgresora e insólita de cuya publicación se cumplen ahora cuarenta años. La acción transcurre en los Estados Unidos, los personajes son americanos, y esa América retratada es una divertida parodia y un serio homenaje al cine de los años dorados de Hollywood. El jovencísimo Marías demostró una notable madurez narrativa, una aguda ironía y una diabólica capacidad de fabulación. A partir de la aparatosa desintegración de la familia Taeger en 1922, se suceden en catarata las trepidantes aventuras, abarcando casi todos los géneros: desde la novela negra hasta el melodrama, desde el relato de pasiones rurales hasta la Guerra de Secesión, desde la intriga policiaca hasta las luchas de gángsters o el exotismo sureño, teñido de su inclemencia tradicional. No es exagerado afirmar que esta novela, «excelente y cruel pastiche» según Juan Benet, con su estructura atrevida, su desparpajo inventivo, su intencionado uso del tópico y su agilísima técnica que no elude la truculencia, se adelantó a su tiempo y fue precursora de la más vivaz literatura actual. Reseñas: «Javier Marías es, en mi opinión, uno de los mejores escritores europeos contemporáneos.» J M Coetzee «De lejos es el mejor prosista español actual.» Roberto Bolaño «Javier Marías es uno de los más grandes escritores vivos.» Claudio Magris

Contemporary Spanish Short Stories

Author: Jean Andrews
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN:
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A collection of short stories by 12 contemporary Spanish writers including Javier Cercas and Paloma Diaz-Mas. The settings vary from the exotic (Salome at the court of King Herod, the palace of a Moorish king with a half-mermaid daughter) to the historical (a little boy's experience of life in rural Spain under Franco), the fantastic (travelling the world through a labyrinth of built-in wardrobes) and the Chandleresque "film noir". Each of the stories follows a traveller or travellers, who, in the course of the tale, become lost to reality in some way, or alienated from their expectations and ideals. Sometimes these escapes are temporary, and the protagonist has to return to the everyday world. Sometimes they are permanent. Sometimes the travel is geographical as well as mental. In each case these fugues are metaphors; for contemporary Spanish life in some instances, for the whole of modern experience in others.

The origins of desire

Author: Juan Antonio Masoliver Ródenas
Publisher: Serpents Tail
ISBN:
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Over the last twenty years, the cobwebs of Francoist culture have been joyfully swept away. It is well known that this spring cleaning happened in the cinema - Pedro Almodovar -, in architecture - Ricardo Bofill, and in design - Javier Mariscal. Less well known is the simultaneous literary explosion. This path-breaking anthology brings together twenty-nine short stories by important contemporary writers -many of whom are translated into English for the first time.