Ana María Matute (). Primera. Memoria. Page 2. Information. Matute is a Spanish novelist and short story writer. The Spanish civil war is generally. IN HER TWO MOST SUCCESSFUL FICTIONAL WORKS: Fiesta al noroeste and. Primera memoria, Ana Maria Matute has created with admirable economy a. 5 Sep Myth and Memory: Ana María Matute’s Primera Memoria 5 Sep Article. A Private Portrait of Trauma in Two Novels by Ana María Matute.

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The words “liberty” and “the rights of man” were torn from our writings and erased from our program. No tuve mas remedio que seguirle, como un perro”, respirando mi traicion, sin atreverme siquiera a huir.

Borja finds a book about the Inquisition.

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He i s imprisoned and executed by the Nationalists in the C i v i l War. The thesis is divided into three main parts: But the loneliness and isolation in Primera memoria have a more specific cause: Where was goodness, j u s t i c e?

Franco’s Spain as a prolongation of the country’s traditional evils is matutr direct target of criticism in Matute’s trilogy Los mercaderes, and i t i s the only aspect of the novel which I have studied in this thesis. Her grandmother is an overbearing and unpleasant woman. The town is rather focused on itself, so only fuzzy mentions of the war and references to it sneak in.

The narrator, a fourteen-year old girl named Matia, finds memorix stranded there as she is visiting her grandmother when hostilities break out. In the conclusion I shall briefly mention social criticism in the other two novels of memofia trilogy Los mercaderes.

Editorial Planeta, i 9 6 0p. There seems little chance of relief in this novel marked by claustrophobia, fear, suspicion, hysteria, malice, and hatred. L a t r a m p a d e p i c t s t h e g r a n d m o t h e r ‘ s h o u s e a n d t h e 9 5 Island approximately twenty years after the C i v i l War, and the most violent criticism i s that nothing has changed since then; Matia’s fears for the future, expressed i n Primera memoria, have been realized. The kids pluck up their courage and visit, hoping perhaps for some kind of resolution, but inside the walled garden all they find is further confusion and mockery: Cuadernos para el dialogo,p.


Since themes and characters are largely revealed through imagery, images must inevitably be discussed throughout the thesis. So, as Matia prepares to leave the island, Borja cries on her as Manuel is mature to jail. Their attempt is doomed to failure, for in such a society only the dishonest and unscrupulous prosper; the i d e a l i s t i c young couple find themselves humiliated and severely in debt.

The image of them l i c k i n g her heels compares them to a dog, and i t i s Manuel’s dead dog which brought forth these feelings i n Matia. His egotism is summed up by the following words: Raul is an unprincipled materialist who profits from the weakness of others. Her admiration for Jeza is evident i n her use of religious symbolism which equates him with Jesus. Memria required Address never made public.

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UBC Theses and Dissertations. De pronto, las flores, primeda e l estupor de l a ti e r r aencarnadas y vivas, curvadas como una p i e lcomo un temblor del sol, gritando en medio del silencio. Los Taronji, con el olor de las viejas hogueras en l a p i e lcon olor de una antigua carne quemada, abrasandose sobre las piedras de l a plazuela, mwmoria a los maris y a los dientes y colmillos sedientos en l a palida cara, con el borde de los ojos oscuro, como e l humo de l a fulgurante y dia-bolicamente luminosa carne quemada, meoria humo graso, pegado a las ropas y a l a sonrisa f r i a y f i j a y e l miedo, como el terrible olor de una antiquisima carne quemada de unos antiquisimos huesos desenterrados y quemados, de unos antiquisimos cadaveres desenterrados y quemados, con mechones de un viejo cabello podrido, emergiendo de los craneos desnudos.

Era una prlmera de cabello espeso, de un rojo intenso, llameante; un rojo que podia quemar, s i se tocase. Eventually, as the first Christmas of the naria years comes and goes, Matia and Borja have to go to school. Primera memoria, which received the Nadal Prize inand is considered by most critics to be her masterpiece to that date, appears to be the culmination of this form of expression; I have therefore chosen to study Primera memoria in this thesis.


In “Diciembre y Andersen” i n A l a mitad d e l camino, Matute s t a t e s: Matia takes Manuel to their secret island place. Y de pronto estaha a l i i e l amanecer, como una realidad t e r r i b l eabominable.

Piecemeal quotes from book: Ptimera is not interested i n p o l i t i c swhereas Jeza is aededicated communist who i s involved in plans for sharing out the land owned by the upper classes. Guiem blacksmith’s sonToni, etc. Matia’s moral dilemma is not only personal, but also of a social nature.

Steals from Mom and Abuela. Ana would get up in the middle of the night to smoke with Borja. No supe que mas decir. She has betrayed her friend and the rehellion against injustice she learnt through him: He is sent to a prison camp, which is theoone in Mansilla, and the end of the book shows Soledad his wife, with their child, dirty, ragged and starving, l i v i n g nearby. Y en medio de una extrana verguenza, como s i se abriese paso en mi l a expiacion de confusas, lejanisimas culpas que no entendia pero que lamian mis talones cometidas t a l vez contra todo l o que me rodeaba, sin excluir mariw l Chino, a Antonia, n it a l vez, a l mismo Guiem; culpas y sentimientos que no deseaba reconocer, como e l temor o amor a Dios p.

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Around what we had cons idered to be immutably good or e v i l appeared a c loud o f doubt. El saber l a oscura vida de las personas mayores, a las que, sin duda alguna, pertenecia ya.

Me parece una cosa horrible lo que os han hecho. So the truth will not be told. Todo estaba l l e n a de un gran resplandor.

Ana feels alone- Borja-burlas, Abuela: