Author Schumm, Sandra J
Title Mother & Myth in Spanish Novels : Rewriting the Matriarchal Archetype
Imprint New Jersey : Bucknell University Press, 2011
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Note Intro -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Magnetic Metis -- Introduction: Recovering the Matriarchal Goddess of Wisdom -- Chapter 1: Reparation to the Ghostly Mother: Carme Riera's La mitad del alma -- Chapter 2: Revaluing the Mother: Lucía Etxebarria's Un milagro en equilibrio -- Chapter 3: Forgiving Medusa: Rosa Montero's El corazón del tártaro -- Chapter 4: Ghosts and Lovers: Writing as Antidote in María de la Pau Janer's Las mujeres que hay en mí -- Chapter 5: Activating Intuitive Communication: Cristina Cerezales's De oca a oca -- Chapter 6: Reaching beyond Mothers and Daughters: Soledad Puértolas's Historia de un abrigo -- Conclusion: Societal Transformations -- Notes -- Works Cited -- About the Author
Remembering the forgotten mother is a major theme in Myth & Mother in Spanish Novels and reflects the current interest in the recuperation of historic memory in Spain. The novels in this study feature mature protagonists who recall their mothers as a way to define their own identities and to nullify the fictional matricide prevalent in post-war Spanish novels; this twenty-first-century fiction highlights the haunting presence of the mother and begs comparison with myth
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Link Print version: Schumm, Sandra J. Mother & Myth in Spanish Novels : Rewriting the Matriarchal Archetype New Jersey : Bucknell University Press,c2011 9781611485424
Subject Motherhood in literature
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