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Insolación by Emilia Pardo Bazán (review)

Insolación by Emilia Pardo Bazán (review) RESENAS EMILIA PARDO BAZÁN. Insolación. Ed. Jennifer Smith. Newark, Delaware: Cervantes & Co. Spanish Classics N 54, 2011. 226 pp. Lisa Nalbone Emilia Pardo Bazán’s novel Insolación (1889) has gained critical attention in recent years as an important text that renders a reading beyond its realist or naturalist traits. This scholarship addresses a variety of nuances related to gender constructs and narrative mode. Jennifer Smith’s edition of the novel is a welcome contribution to the field and an effective pedagogical tool that, in the introduction, combines a balanced discussion of influences on the novel’s creation and of the approaches from which critics have studied this novel. The edition consists of an “Introduction to Students” (7-21), the text of the novel (23-163) and a Spanish- English glossary (165-226). The “Introduction to Students,” consisting of seven sections, provides a summary of the salient foundational points surrounding the first publication of Insolación. In “Emilia Pardo Bazán’s Life and Works,” Smith gives a succinct account of the author’s biography and highlights her life’s unfolding in tandem with her literary output. This outline effectively provides readers who are new to Pardo Bazán’s writing the framework that identifies how this author engaged political, social and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anales Galdosianos Anales Galdosianos

Insolación by Emilia Pardo Bazán (review)

Anales Galdosianos , Volume 49 – Jan 28, 2015

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Abstract

RESENAS EMILIA PARDO BAZÁN. Insolación. Ed. Jennifer Smith. Newark, Delaware: Cervantes & Co. Spanish Classics N 54, 2011. 226 pp. Lisa Nalbone Emilia Pardo Bazán’s novel Insolación (1889) has gained critical attention in recent years as an important text that renders a reading beyond its realist or naturalist traits. This scholarship addresses a variety of nuances related to gender constructs and narrative mode. Jennifer Smith’s edition of the novel is a welcome contribution to the field and an effective pedagogical tool that, in the introduction, combines a balanced discussion of influences on the novel’s creation and of the approaches from which critics have studied this novel. The edition consists of an “Introduction to Students” (7-21), the text of the novel (23-163) and a Spanish- English glossary (165-226). The “Introduction to Students,” consisting of seven sections, provides a summary of the salient foundational points surrounding the first publication of Insolación. In “Emilia Pardo Bazán’s Life and Works,” Smith gives a succinct account of the author’s biography and highlights her life’s unfolding in tandem with her literary output. This outline effectively provides readers who are new to Pardo Bazán’s writing the framework that identifies how this author engaged political, social and

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Published: Jan 28, 2015

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