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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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. 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 selection of a credible masculine model among the various male prototypes of hero, adventurer, and outlaw, who populate julip fictional and social universes See footnote 1.

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

Science Fiction Studies, 20 1— 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. Kindle EditionAndanzas.

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Quarrelling with the father. The father is willing the boy to become something greater in order that he, the father, may be validated as a patriarch, capable of reproducing socially useful and economically independent citizens. This intergenerational transmission conveyed an alternative version of masculinity, resolute in its determination to retain a pre-industrial engagement with natural forces which fostered what Stevenson regarded as genuine masculine virility Gtandes 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 dee in their estrangement from their sons Villa There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


As he expresses it: Claire Colebrook affirms that literature is anchored in a specific historical context, and is thus a vehicle for revealing and producing history Most cowboys are renegades, unrelated to any institution, and operating in terrains relatively untouched by man, such as the desert, or tough frontier towns.

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Inés y la alegría + El lector de Julio Verne

Daniel Escobar rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Critics of the novel assert that the reading trope constitutes a means of survival for the nine-year old boy, whose delving into literary works permits him to transcend of the despondency of post-war life. Belen rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Open Preview See a Problem?

Daniel Serna Valdivia rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Patricia rated it really liked it Apr 08, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She shows in them a great realism and an intense psychological introspection. An example of this perverse performance of postwar masculinity is the harassment by the Guardia Civil, the putative protectors of society, of Las Rubias, an all-female and vulnerable Republican family.

Dec 02, Carmen Sobral Moledo rated it it was amazing. In short, as their development accelerates, they become more capable of adjudicating on the moral issues concerning them His tortured state derives from the disjuncture between his personal high estimation of an honourable and just masculinity, and the immense social pressure upon him to manifest the Machia- vellian form of it countenanced by Francoist repressive policies.

They are reduced to automatons performing morally abominable acts that later redound in psychosomatic symptoms. The cowboy personages of these novels are unashamed individualists, seeking fortune in adverse conditions, and as such, incarnate a masculinity decidely at variance with the collective subjugated Francoist masculinity. A brief theoretical and historical overview of masculinity in the postwar period is germane to my reading of this novel.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Help Center Find new research papers in: Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific: In the afterword to her latest novel El lector de Julio VerneSpanish author Almudena Grandes confesses to a sentimental obsession with the Civil War and post-war dictatorship Beyond the father wound: This debilitated Francoist hegemonic masculinity has a detrimental effect on the father—son relationship.

A coerced conversion to Grandez was common during the postwar years, and the fear provoked by the repression forced people to externalise a spurious subscription to these values in the public julo Ryan Memory-work and the deconstruction of the father—son relationship.

Skip to main content. Nicanor Otamendi marked it as to-read Sep 03, Adriana Alejandra marked it as to-read Dec 25, grnades The French colonial empire in juvenile fiction: The guerrilla fighter, who emanates virility and uncurtailed mobility, is likened to an insurmountable force of nature, who can easily outwit state forces. Throughout her narrative, Grandes evokes empathy for the boy, his family and a cast of characters from Fuensanta de Martos with colorful nicknames i.

To the extent that he is unable to control his life and to comply with the vverne, social, and sexual prerequisites of hegemonic masculinity, grounded in moral edicts, Antonino appears a damaged person, unworthy of imitation.

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