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Search For An Interlocutor In Carmen Martin Gaite's Short Stories And Novels, Mark Lindberg Jan 2012

Search For An Interlocutor In Carmen Martin Gaite's Short Stories And Novels, Mark Lindberg

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Analysis of the textual evidence in Martín Gaite's short stories and novels demonstrates that self-actualization is one of life's most important achievements. For this reason, perhaps, she has been acknowledged primarily as a feminist writer, but analysis indicates that it is her search for an interlocutor that is the primary underlying message that underscores all of her fictional works. She creates narratives that require interaction with narrative interlocutors which are designed in the narrative processes of her texts. Therefore, this thesis studies both the narratological strategies used in her works and the function of the prescribed interlocutor(s ...