The novel "La muchacha de las bragas de oro" (1978) by Juan Marsé was written as a reaction to the book "Descargo de conciencia (1930-1960)" (1976) by Pedro Laín Entralgo. Because of that, the author created the character of Luys Forest, a Falangist who tries to manipulate his past. If, on the one hand, Forest shares his ideology with Laín Entralgo, on the other hand he shows various traits of Carlos Barral and lives in an environment, that of Calafell, absolutely familiar to the editor. In fact, when analysing the memoirs of Barral, his complete poetry and his diaries, it is possible to find out conspicuous traces of his presence in the novelist’s text that reveal some characteristics of Marsé’s writing and also their intellectual affinity.

Mi casa en sus espejos: refracciones de Carlos Barral y su botiga de Calafell en La muchacha de las bragas de oro de Juan Marsé / S. Cattaneo. - In: CUADERNOS AISPI. - ISSN 2283-981X. - 19:1(2022 Jul 11), pp. 15-32. [10.14672/1.2022.1974]

Mi casa en sus espejos: refracciones de Carlos Barral y su botiga de Calafell en La muchacha de las bragas de oro de Juan Marsé

S. Cattaneo
2022-07-11

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The novel "La muchacha de las bragas de oro" (1978) by Juan Marsé was written as a reaction to the book "Descargo de conciencia (1930-1960)" (1976) by Pedro Laín Entralgo. Because of that, the author created the character of Luys Forest, a Falangist who tries to manipulate his past. If, on the one hand, Forest shares his ideology with Laín Entralgo, on the other hand he shows various traits of Carlos Barral and lives in an environment, that of Calafell, absolutely familiar to the editor. In fact, when analysing the memoirs of Barral, his complete poetry and his diaries, it is possible to find out conspicuous traces of his presence in the novelist’s text that reveal some characteristics of Marsé’s writing and also their intellectual affinity.
La novela "La muchacha de las bragas de oro" (1978) fue escrita por Juan Marsé como reacción a la lectura de "Descargo de conciencia (1930-1960)" (1976) de Pedro Laín Entralgo. Por esta razón creó al personaje de Luys Forest, un falangista que intenta manipular su pasado. Sin embargo, si por un lado Forest se construye a partir de la ideología de Laín Entralgo, por otro tiene varios rasgos de Carlos Barral y se mueve por unos ambientes, los de Calafell, muy familiares para el editor. De hecho, recurriendo a las memorias de Barral, a su poesía completa y a sus diarios, es posible rastrear las huellas dejadas por él en el texto del novelista que desvelan algunas características de la escritura de Marsé y también la complicidad intelectual que hubo entre ambos.
Juan Marsé; La muchacha de las bragas de oro; Carlos Barral; Calafell; memoria
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