CARMEN MARTiN GAITE (1925-2000) in the same way that women and men would be seen less as opposing beings, realism and fantasy would have to go hand in hand, because life is a quarry of surrealism and thanks to that so-called reality, the so-called prose of life endures. Carmen Martin Gaite. THE voice outstanding of the narrative Spanish Carmen Martin Gaite is a representative of the so-called generation of the half-century writer, tiller of social realism and one of the most outstanding figures of the Spanish narrative. His novels recovered the world of childhood and adolescence in small environments, but creating large narrative universes. Carmen Martin Gaite was born in Salamanca on December 8, 1925. He graduated in philosophy and letters in the University of Salamanca, where he meets Ignacio Aldecoa and Agustin Garcia Calvo and participates as an actress in several plays. Collaborates in magazines work and days in Salamanca and new magazine in Madrid, the city which reached in 1950, PhD student at the University of Madrid with the thesis loving uses of the 18th in Spain. Ignacio Aldecoa enters his literary circle, where he meets Josefina Aldecoa, Juan Benet, Medardo Fraile, Jesus Fernandez Santos, Alfonso Sastre and Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio, whom he married in 1954, and which broke after a few years.
Carmen Martin Gaite died in Madrid on July 23, 2000. Martin Gaite was unveiled with the Spa (1955) who gets the prestigious prize Cafe Gijon, revalidating after that would be his outstanding work between sheers (1958, Premio Nadal), novel which tells the experiences of a few Spanish importnat youth’s middle class, critical text of the status of women where they operate the memories of the author. Considered one of the maximum exponents of contemporary Spanish narrative, carries out a careful meditation on human society and the lack of horizons in works such as mantras (1974), structured in a dialogo-coloquio that during one night maintains the granddaughter and the nephew of a moribund old woman, between memories, histories and mysterious atmospheres, as relief of your own privacy, fragments of interior (1976), takes us back to a middle-class Madrid family environment, and the back room (1978, Premio Nacional de Narrativa), story that intensifies the mysterious and dreamlike aspect through fantastic reveries of the Narratorwhich is based on the recovery of childhood and spontaneous of the most elementary experiences of his personal life expression.