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Feminism, Writing and the Media in Spain

Ana María Matute, Rosa Montero and Lucía Etxebarria

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Mazal Oaknín

This book explores the different treatment of writing by women and
writing by men in twenty-first-century Spain. Focusing on contemporary
Spanish authors Ana María Matute (1926–2014), Rosa Montero (1952–),
and Lucía Etxebarria (1966–), the author examines how Spanish women
writers are marketed in Spain and, in particular, how current marketing
strategies reinforce traditional structures of femininity.

Through an analysis of their work and lives in the context of the Franco
Regime, the Transition to democracy and contemporary Spain, this book
provides an innovative study of the construction of the public personae
of these key female writers. As social media and the internet transform
authors’ relationship with their readers, the rapidly shifting publishing
industry offers an important context for the difficult balance between
high levels of reception and visibility and the persistence of traditional
gender stereotypes.

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Figure 2.1 Photograph taken for Álex Gil’s interview (2011) with Alberto Olmo in Qué Leer 167. Photograph: Asís G. Ayerbe. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Figure 2.2 Antonio Baños’s interview with Boris Izaguirre (2011) is accompanied by this photograph in Qué Leer 168. Photograph: Diana Hernández. Reproduced with permission from Qué Leer.

Figure 2.3 Picture accompanying Antonio Baños’ interview with Maruja Torres (2011) in Qué Leer 164. Photograph: Mario Krmpotic. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Figure 2.4 Image of Rosa Montero included in Begoña Piña’s interview with her in Qué Leer 164. Photograph: Asís G. Ayerbe. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Figure 2.5 Photograph to accompany Inés García-Albi’s interview with Almudena Grandes in Qué Leer 157. Photograph: Asís G. Ayerbe. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Figure 2.6 Espido Freire advertising La Semana Gótica [Gothic Week] in El Cultural (2011). Photograph: Alan Cueto for La Semana Gótica Madrid, October 2011. Reproduced with permission from El Cultural.←vii | viii→

Figure 2.7 Photograph accompanying Xavier Armendariz’ interview with Jordi Esteva in Qué Leer 169. Photograph: Xavier Armendariz. Reproduced with permission from Qué Leer.

Figure 2.8 Photograph of Isaac Rosa to illustrate Antonio Lozano’s interview with him in Qué Leer 168. Photograph: Asís G. Ayerbe. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Figure 2.9 Philipp Engel’s interview with Lucía Etxebarria (Qué Leer [151]), following the publication of Lo verdadero es un momento de lo falso. Photograph: Marta Calvo. Reproduced with permission from the photographer.

Figure 2.10 Photograph accompanying Sabina Friedjulssën’s article on Espido Freire’s ‘La princesa que vino del frío’ (Qué Leer 162). Photograph: Paco Arzúa. Reproduced with permission from Qué Leer.

Figure 3.1 Looking like a rock star, Ray Loriga poses on the record-like cover of his novel Héroes (1993). Reproduced with permission.

Figure 3.2 A leather-clad Etxebarria inserts herself on the cover of Nosotras que no somos como las demás (1999). Reproduced with permission.

Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders and to obtain their permission for the use of copyright material. The publisher apologizes for any errors or omissions in the above list and would be grateful for notification of any corrections that should be incorporated in future reprints or editions of this book.←viii | ix→