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Género, nación y literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española by Carmen Pereira-Muro (review)

Género, nación y literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española by Carmen... RESENAS CARMEN PEREIRA-MURO. Género, nación y literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2013. 227 pp. Jennifer Smith How does a woman writer make a space for herself in a national literary project that seeks prestige by presenting itself as masculine? How does a woman writer who “writes like a man” find acceptance in a regional movement that defines itself and its literature as inherently feminine? And how can a woman writer write “woman” into the national imaginary when women are legally and socially marginalized? These are just some of the questions that Carmen Pereira-Muro sets out to explore through the figure of Emilia Pardo Bazán. In the first chapter of Género, nación y literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española, Pereira- Muro traces the nationalist discourses of the Realist writers of the Generation of 68 in order to show the connection between nationhood and literature at the time. Since Spain’s attempt in the nineteenth century to establish a “nation,” in the modern and liberal sense of the word, was seen as a failure, the project of nation formation was taken up in the literary realm. These writers http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anales Galdosianos Anales Galdosianos

Género, nación y literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española by Carmen Pereira-Muro (review)

Anales Galdosianos , Volume 49 – Jan 28, 2015

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RESENAS CARMEN PEREIRA-MURO. Género, nación y literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2013. 227 pp. Jennifer Smith How does a woman writer make a space for herself in a national literary project that seeks prestige by presenting itself as masculine? How does a woman writer who “writes like a man” find acceptance in a regional movement that defines itself and its literature as inherently feminine? And how can a woman writer write “woman” into the national imaginary when women are legally and socially marginalized? These are just some of the questions that Carmen Pereira-Muro sets out to explore through the figure of Emilia Pardo Bazán. In the first chapter of Género, nación y literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española, Pereira- Muro traces the nationalist discourses of the Realist writers of the Generation of 68 in order to show the connection between nationhood and literature at the time. Since Spain’s attempt in the nineteenth century to establish a “nation,” in the modern and liberal sense of the word, was seen as a failure, the project of nation formation was taken up in the literary realm. These writers

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