ERIC Number: EJ1047937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Reflections of Oneself: Reconciling Identity in Carmen Laforet's "Al Volver la Esquina"
Del Mastro, Mark P.
Hispania, v97 n4 p555-565 Dec 2014
The Spanish author Carmen Laforet is recognized almost exclusively for her first and seminal novel "Nada" published in 1945. However, her posthumous "Al volver la esquina" (2004), the last of her five novels, is an indispensable example of the author's achievement as a psychological novelist. Yet ten years following its release, this book still remains widely overlooked. Aimed at bolstering the merit of "Al volver la esquina" as an essential component of Laforet's contributions as a psychological novelist, this article examines the protagonist Martín's identity search as developed through his extended self-reflection via images prompted by memory, the mirror, and cinema.
Descriptors: Spanish Literature, Authors, Novels, Self Concept, Memory, Films, Imagery, Metacognition
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