The Maravillas District

Rosa Chacel Susan Kirkpatrick D.A. Demers


The Maravillas District

The Maravillas District

  • Title: The Maravillas District
  • Author: Rosa Chacel Susan Kirkpatrick D.A. Demers
  • ISBN: 9780803263536
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback



Rosa Chacel belongs to that brilliant generation of artists that moved to the cultural vanguard in the 1920s and 1930s Garc a Lorca, Bu uel, Dali, Alberti, Guill n, Aleixandre As a young artist a sculptor and writer she participated in the intellectual ferment of Madrid during those decades But the victory of fascism in the late thirties erased Chacel s works and the woRosa Chacel belongs to that brilliant generation of artists that moved to the cultural vanguard in the 1920s and 1930s Garc a Lorca, Bu uel, Dali, Alberti, Guill n, Aleixandre As a young artist a sculptor and writer she participated in the intellectual ferment of Madrid during those decades But the victory of fascism in the late thirties erased Chacel s works and the works of other women from the cultural memory until recently In the interim Chacel was exiled in Brazil and Argentina At last her work has returned to light So has Chacel herself The Maravillas District Barrio de maravillas, 1976 is the first novel in an autobiographical trilogy and the finest of Chacel s works to date Proustian in its use of memory yet unique in style , it traces two girls discovery of their artistic and intellectual vocations, focusing less on the social and cultural obstacles to women s self realization though these are present than on the invicible impulses of imagination and intellect in these girls lives and on the enabling power of their mutual support In its English translation it will rank alongside Virginia Woolf s and Sylvia Plath s autobiographical works depicting the woman artist s experience.


Recent Comments "The Maravillas District"

Dos niñas, un barrio y todos los personajes que ahi habitan.No estoy acostumbrada a este tipo de narrativa, me pareció envolvente de una manera angustiosa, palabras rimbobantes, preciosas y en cada página me preguntaba ¿qué diablos estoy leyendo?Es un libro demasiado bello (por como está escrito) para lo que estoy acostumbrada a leer, no puedo decir que es malo, solo diferente, demasiado hermoso, demasiada fantasía.Le doy dos estrellas y media porque desde la edición, todo, todo era prec [...]

A real disappointment.

Autobiográfica, castiza, emotiva, evocadoraBien narrada y de fácil lectura, aunque no hay que esperar grandes cumbres literarias.


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