The Novels of Carmen Conde: Toward an Expression of Feminine Subjectivity
Juan de la Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs
The remarkable accomplishments of Carmen Conde (1907-96) in her cultivation of poetry have garnered her distinction as a pioneer of modern poetry written by women in Spain. In addition to poetry, her many publications include eight novels written between 1935 and 1985, which have gone virtually unnoticed by most critics. This is the first critical analysis of these novels composed by Conde, the first female elected to the Royal Spanish Academy, through an examination of the constructs of the female protagonist in twentieth-century Spanish literature.