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Gender and Memory in the Postmillennial Novels of Almudena Grandes
Gender and Memory in the Postmillennial Novels of Almudena Grandes
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Gender and Memory in the Postmillennial Novels of Almudena Grandes

Lorraine Ryan
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Gender and Memory in the Postmillennial Novels of Almudena Grandes

Lorraine Ryan
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Almudena Grandes is one of SpainĀ“s foremost womenĀ“s writers, having sold over 1.1 million copies of her episodios de una guerra interminable, her six-volume series that ranges from the Spanish Civil War to the democratic period; the myriad prizes awarded to her, 18 in total, confirm her pre-eminence.

This book situates GrandesĀ“s novels within gendered, philosophical, and mnemonic theoretical concepts that illuminate hidden dimensions of her much-studied work. Lorraine Ryan considers and expands on existing critical work on GrandesĀ“s oeuvre, proposing new avenues of interpretation and understanding. She seeks to debunk the arguments of those who portray Grandes as the proponent of a sectarian, eminently biased Republican memory by analysing the wide variety of gender and perpetrator memories that proliferate in her work. The intersection of perpetrator memory with masculinity, ecocriticism, medical ethics and the child's perspectives confirms Grandes' nuanced engagement with Spanish memory culture. Departing from a philosophical basis, Ryan reconfigures the Republican victim in the novels as a vulnerable subject who attempts to flourish, thus refuting the current critical opinion of the victim as overly-empowered.

The new perspectives produced in this monograph do not aim to suggest that Grandes is an advocate of perpetrator memory; rather, it suggests that Grandes is committed to a more pluralistic idea of memory culture, whereby her novels generate understanding of multiple victim, perpetrator and gender memories, an analysis that produces new and meaningful engagements with these novels. Thus, Ryan contends that GrandesĀ“s historical novels are infinitely more complex and nuanced than heretofore conceived.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2021
ISBN
9781000374070
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
Literary Criticism
Edition
1

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