Styles

In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. 'Guernica' Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.

Topics

In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.

Audience

This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Carmen Martín Gaite

  • Carmen Martín Gaite © Chema Conesa / EL MUNDO

    Carmen Martín Gaite © Chema Conesa / EL MUNDO

  

Speciality

Literature

 

 

Date of birth

1925

Date of death

2000
  


" Writer. Considered one of the most relevant authors of the 20th century literary scene. A member of the so-called Generation of 50s."

Born in Salamanca in 1925. She holds a degree in Romance Philology from the University of Salamanca, and is given an extraordinary recognition upon completing her studies. In 1950 she moves to Madrid, where she participates in the city’s literary circles and becomes a friend of writers of her generation, such as Alfonso Sastre, Medardo Fraile or Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio. During the initial years of the middle of the century, she begins to collaborate with newspapers and magazines of the times, such as "ABC", "Blanco y negro" or "Alcalá". Her work evolves from the realist tint of her first novels in the 50s toward a much more personal intimacy, whose vertebrae is always a critical questioning of the world, especially paying attention to the role of women within it. She died in Madrid in the year 2000.

Awards

National Narrative Literature Award (1978)
Príncipe de Asturias Award for Literature (1988)
National Spanish Literature Award (1994)
 

Essential works

  • Work of culture - Generic image

    Entre visillos

    Novel by the writer from Salamanca, Carmen Martín Gaite, which portrays the emptiness and oppression of life in the country.

    More info
  • Work of culture - Generic image

    The Back Room

    An enigmatic and profound novel by Carmen Martín Gaite which is a mystery novel, a memoir, and a reflection on everyday life all rolled into one.

    More info
spain is culture