Condé, Lisa P. Books

Feminist Readings on Spanish and Latin-american Literature
1991 0-7734-9440-5
FEMINIST READINGS ON SPANISH AND LATIN-AMERICAN LITERATURE These essays are the British contribution to the ongoing debate on the interaction between feminism and hispanism. Writers examined include Calderón, Galdós, Valle-Inclán, Unamuno, Pardo Bazán, Rosa Chacel, Alfonsina Storni, Bombal, Luisa Valenzuela, and others.

Stages in the Development of a Feminist Consciousness in Benito Perez GaldÓs (1843-1920) a Biographical Sketch
1990 0-88946-375-1
Explores the various stages in the evolution of Galdós' approach to the roles of women in society, leading to a breakthrough in his mature thought to a "feminist" perspective. Recently acknowledged by several critics, this phenomenon has not, as yet, been analyzed within the wider context of the writer's life and work. Traces Galdós' trajectory, illuminated where appropriate by manuscripts and correspondence now available in the Casa-Museo, and focuses on the roles of the real and fictional women affecting and reflecting this evolution.

Theater of Galdos -- Realidad, 1892
1993 0-7734-9254-2
This new annotated edition of the great Spanish writer Galdós' first staged play, Realidad, marks the centary of its début in 1892. The compromise to which the new dramatist was subjected in the creative process is traced through the text by reference to the four sets of manuscripts conserved in the Casa-Museo in Las Palmas. Much of the confusion and apparent contradiction found in the published text of this ambitious play is thus clarified, and its latent dimensions revealed.

Theater of Galdos -- Voluntad, 1895
2000 0-7734-7525-7
In this play, Galdós’s concept of ‘la mujer nueva’ is incarnated in his new heroine, Isidora, whose willpower or ‘womanpower’ he acknowledged as having been directly inspired by his leading lady, Maria Guerrero. For the feminist, the triumphant Isidora of Voluntad is one of Galdós’s more satisfying heroines, as traditional binary oppositions are broken down and the new woman is allowed to spread her wings and take control.

Theater of Galdos: La Loca De La Casa (1893)
1996 0-7734-8862-6
This new annotated edition of Galdós's second staged play, La loca de la casa (1893), is the second in the series The Theatre of Galdós launched in 1992 to mark the centenary of this great writer's turn to the stage. All manuscripts, adaptaciones and reviews available in the Casa-Museo in Las Palmas and the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid have been consulted in order to provide as informed an edition as possible. Issues of class and gender are of particular interest in La loca de la casa, where social classes clash and then fuse as the power of motherhood is exploited and arguably abused.

Women in the Theatre of GaldÓs From Realidad (1892) to Voluntad (1895)
1990 0-88946-391-3
Examines in depth the great Spanish novelist's turn to the stage in 1892 and his simultaneous shift in approach towards the roles of women in society. Particular attention is paid to the creation of and compromise involved in Galdós' dramatic debut, Realidad, which marks a significant turning point in both artistic and ideological terms. Analyzes through the contemporary drama of "the first period" the subsequent evolution of "la mujer nueva" on stage. All the relevant manuscripts, correspondence, and reviews available in the Casa-Museo and the Biblioteca Nacional have been studied in order to present as complete a picture as possible of this crucial phase in Galdós' career.