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Ana María Matute

Ana María Matute

 Ana María Matute

Matute was born in Barcelona, Spain, the second of five children in a conservative middle class family. Her father, Facundo Matute, owned an umbrella factory and has been credited with inspiring his daughter's creativity. Matute spent a considerable amount of time in Madrid during her childhood as well, but few of her stories are set there.

< The war resulted in Francisco Franco's rise to power, starting in 1936 and escalating until 1939, when he took control of the entire country. Franco established a dictatorship which lasted thirty-six years, until his death in 1975. The violence brought on by the war continued through much of his reign. Since Matute matured as a writer in this posguerra period under Franco's oppressive regime, some of the most recurrent themes in her works are violence, alienation, misery, and especially the loss of innocence.

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Easy Readers Spanish

"Easy Readers" have a long and honourable history spanning nearly 70 years. The brainchild of a small Danish publishing house in the darkest years of the Second World War, the series now comprises mor...

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022742 Historias de la Artámila £9.70
 

Spanish : Short Stories

027488 Historias de la Artámila £10.75
 
027556 La puerta de la luna £17.95
 
151986 Todos mis cuentos £13.95
 

Spanish : Classics/Modern Classics

Ages 8-10

027399 El saltamontes verde y otros cuentos para niños £9.00
 

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Clásicos Modernos

A collection of classics which were published in the middle of the 20th Century and which are part of the history of children's literature. Essential reading for young people!...

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122103 El polizón del Ulises £11.75
 

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027202 Los niños tontos £9.95
 
111640 Primera memoria £6.95
 
327600 Algunos muchachos £12.95
 
027769 Demonios familiares £19.95
 
320160 Fiesta al noroeste £2.95
 
026939 La trampa £10.75
 
024964 Los Abel £11.95
 
026013 Los soldados lloran de noche £10.75
 
150462 Luciérnagas £16.50
 
026015 Pequeño teatro £11.95
 

Spanish : Popular Fiction

026495 Luciérnagas £9.00
 

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