Almudena Grandes’ novel, El lector de Julio Verne, portrays the socio- literary coming of age of a young boy, Nino, in Fuensanta de. In the afterword to her latest novel El lector de Julio Verne, Spanish author Almudena Grandes confesses to a sentimental obsession with the Civil War and . Inés y la alegría y El lector de Julio Verne son los dos primeros títulos de la serie de novelas Episodios de una Guerra Interminable, en los que Almudena.

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For Nino, his father is a model of regression and economic insufficiency.

He dismisses any hint of disingenuousness on the part of Pepe by recalling that the book does not belong to Pepe, and therefore, that the note could not possibly be connected with him. However, in the fourth part of the novel, the strength of the artificial father—son relationship and the attendant emotional distance of the biological one is granes.

Telling the stories of the anti-francoist guerrilla in twenty-first century Spain. Remember me on this computer.

The guerrilla fighter, who emanates virility and uncurtailed mobility, is likened to an insurmountable force of nature, who can easily outwit state forces.

Cristina added it Jullio 27, According to Grandes, Cencerro was hailed as a modern day Robin Hood, a defender of the vulnerable against the powerful qtd. New historicism and contemporary ek. University of Chicago Press. Daniel Serna Valdivia rated it it was amazing Jan 17, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: To the extent that he is unable to control his life and to comply with the economic, social, and sexual prerequisites of hegemonic masculinity, grounded in moral edicts, Antonino appears a damaged person, unworthy of imitation.

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A time of silence: The French colonial empire in juvenile fiction: The intertwined tropes of reading and masculinity in this novel refigure the construction of masculinity as a complex process, which cannot be solely reduced to intergenerational transmission or the inert reception of the normative prototype of masculinity, but is rather an active espousal of personally resonant values.

Inés y la alegría + El lector de Julio Verne

Entrevista con Almudena Grandes. A recantation of the Manichaeism so prevalent in el boom de la memoria, this thematic concern represents an expansion of the moral community of postwar victimhood which is revealed to have gradated levels of psychological and physical suffering that afflicted both the victors and the defeated. Ana Efe eme rated it really liked it Jan 22, Throughout the novel, Francoist hegemonic masculinity, embodied by the Guardia Civil, is revealed to be a socially imposed archetype which forces them to suppress their vene convictions, and engage in a violence that is repulsive to them.

Beyond the father wound: During the nineteenth-century, Victorian fathers pressurised their sons to accede to the bourgeois model of masculine respectability through individual endeavour and enterprise, thereby inadvertently creating the very conditions of distance, all-consuming work, and filial independence that would culminate in their estrangement from their sons Villa Return to Book Page. Memory, materiality and mass graves of lectoe Spanish civil war.

Inés y la alegría + El lector de Julio Verne by Almudena Grandes

No trivia or quizzes yet. This debilitated Francoist hegemonic masculinity has a detrimental effect on the father—son relationship. Contemporary perspectives in cultural studies pp. Refresh and try again.

Science Fiction Studies, 20 1— In El lector de Julio Verne, these nineteenth century books are metadiegetic elements which shape and drive the plot forward, quickening the narrative pace by presaging future happenings, and also deepening characterisation. Masculinity is postulated by them as a sociohistorically located construction, determined by the prevailing gender ideology.

Hegemonic Masculinity in El lector de Julio Verne It is exactly this panorama of blurred masculinities which the young protagonist has to navigate in order to ascertain to which model of masculinity he aspires. Their unhealthiness inverts the widely accepted dichot- omy of Republican emasculation and Francoist hegemonic masculinity because it recasts the Guardia Civil, the putative epitome of Francoist masculinity, as victims of the prevalent masculine ideology, coerced by the quest for mere survival to participate in morally unconscionable acts of torture.


Certainly, throughout the narrative, the narrator hypostasises the centrality of reading to his affective well-being: Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific: Brains, brawn, and masculine desire in 20, Leagues under the Sea. Throughout the novel, Francoist hegemonic masculinity, premised on adherence to the Francoist code of retribution and vengeance against the Republicans, is demonstrated to be incompatible with a morally acceptable performance of masculinity.

University of Wisconsin Press. You may further deposit the accepted manuscript version in any repository, provided it is only made publicly available 12 months after official publication or later and provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Springer’s website. Silvia rated it liked it Apr 05, In the words of Nino: Ryan In El lector de Julio Verne, the father figure, Antonino, incapable of transmitting a coherent and aspirational prototype of masculinity, ceases to be a credible paternal figure for his son Nino, who then embarks on a literary and relational exploration of masculinity, which implies the akmudena of a credible masculine model among the various male prototypes granses hero, adventurer, and outlaw, who kector his fictional and social universes See footnote 1.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nicanor Otamendi marked it as to-read Sep 03, He is explicitly related with anti- materialism and nature: The male failure to satisfy the criteria of hegemonic masculinity can produce a type of social anxiety, which manifests itself in timidity, bodily emotions, and lectorr Bourdieu As the author once said:

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