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‘Inner Monologue, Turning Point in Spanish Prose’

On her blog, author Ma. Gemma Romero analyzes the changes in Spanish prose from the evolution of the inner monologue as literary resource. In her article, she takes into account Luis Martín-Santos Ribera's works:

El monólogo interior [...] rompe con el realismo de los años cincuenta y entra en escena la verdadera crítica social. Un libro y un autor son los responsables principales de este cambio: Martín Santos y su novela “Tiempo de silencio”; en ella aparece el componente esencial del monólogo interior para reflejar un montón de realidades que sirven para completar la rica descripción de ambientes y lugares de Madrid.

Inner monologue [...] gets separated from 1950s realism and the real social criticism enters the scene. A book and an author are the main people responsible for this change: Martín Santos and his novel “Time of silence”, where the fundamental part of the inner monologue appears, to reflect many realities that complete the rich description of circles and places in Madrid.

Although the works by late psychiatrist Martín Santos are just three novels, two essays and an unpublished collection of short narrations, along with psychiatric texts, he is remembered for the important changes on Spanish literature thanks to his writings. As Gemma Romero says:

Leer sobre una época es la mejor manera de conocerla.

Reading about an era is the best way to know it.

Besides her blog, you can follow this author on Twitter.

This post was part of the sixth #LunesDeBlogsGV (Monday of blogs on GV) on June 9, 2014.

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