ERIC Number: EJ1145278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Rescuing Red Riding Hood: Carmen Martín Gaite's "Caperucita en Manhattan"
Brown, Joan L.
Hispania, v100 n2 p202-212 Jun 2017
Carmen Martín Gaite's "Caperucita en Manhattan" is a Young Adult novel ahead of its time. If this category had existed in Spain when it was published, it is likely that it would have earned the critical recognition it deserves. The novel's exciting plot, captivating prose, wise cultural commentary, factual content, sense of humor, and message of female empowerment are strong enough to engage readers of all ages. In addition to its literary value, this novel has a key place in the author's own biography, serving as a bridge back to life and literature after her daughter's untimely death. A fresh look at "Caperucita en Manhattan" will reveal the reasons why it is beloved around the world and why it deserves a place in the Martín Gaite novel canon.
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Novels, Spanish Literature, Fairy Tales, Twentieth Century Literature
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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