Lucía Etxebarría de Asteinza is a Spanish writer. She was born in Valencia in , of Basque Cosmofobia (), novel (Cosmophobia); El club de las malas madres (), essays with Goyo Bustos; Lo verdadero es un momento de lo. Cosmofobia has ratings and 12 reviews. Mariposa said: Comme d’habitude, j ‘ai aimé le style coloré, direct et franc de Lucia Etxebarria. Elle nous pre. Results 1 – 30 of 98 Cosmofobia by Lucia Etxebarria and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Todo es discontinuo en el deseo, todo se disuelve en el deseo. As an adult, she now hides her anorexia.

Lucía Etxebarría

The stories are conveyed in a variety of voices and styles that intersect and elaborate upon one another to the point of confusion; it is a polyvocal narrative. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The following year her second novel, Beatriz y los cuerpos celesteswon the Nadal prize. Log In Sign Up.

The figure of Yamal serves as an important thread throughout the novel connecting people and cultures. Discourse is ultimately unreliable, and the reader is forced to recognize interaction over social intercourse. Lara rated it really liked it Aug 26, Romancing the Postmodern Novel. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.


In her examination of the multicultural versus the intercultural, she illustrates the space as one of intercultural connectedness and echoes Lefebvre and Soja in stating: Love is ultimately impotent in creating interpersonal bonds. Consciousness and the Urban Experience: The extra information provides character development after the narrative has reached its traditional end, further grounding the novel in a possible non-diegetic reality and emphasizing the urgency of the stories for the reader.

In both instances, honest emotions are purposefully hidden, and the public persona is a false presentation. In this representation, love is a capricious and divisive force. Intercultural sexual encounters are highly intimate contact zones, not only social contact zones, but also physical ones.

Writing the Cosmopolis: The Conceptualization of Community in Lucía Etxebarria’s Cosmofobia

In addition to these books and many other titles she has published poetry; her collection Actos de placer y amor won the Barcarola Poetry Prize in The text contributes to an understanding of the authorial undermining of its characters.

The three binary observations that operate in the novel — the multicultural versus the intercultural, desire versus love, and imagined reality versus actual reality — serve to reconceptualize understandings etxsbarria community in order to point out the positive moments of intercultural exchange in a multicultural space.

David Gomez rated it really liked it Jan 28, While cosmifobia instance is the most explicit outlaying of the distinction between desire and love, desire is a recurring theme throughout the novel. InEtxebarria said she would stop writing, claiming that digital piracy of her books had made writing not worth the effort.



Image and substance are distinct qualities, and Etxebarria emphasizes the superficiality of the former. Some sections are interviews, and the author names herself as a character also.

The assertion that the community is multicultural and not intercultural is Lucero 21 ELLISON there multiple literary styles and narrative voices coexisting and interacting on the pages, contributing to form a cohesive cosmlfobia.

Recent immigrants such as the Moroccan Hisham contrast with the more Hispanicized children of immigrants such as the Hispano-Guinean Susana. The widely varied backgrounds of the characters consciously try to represent all facets of the neighborhood.

Mandy rated it really liked it Nov 29, The work of Henri Lefebvre, Edward Soja, and David Harvey provides the theoretical framework that structures my analysis. This complication further highlights the distinction between script and reality, between what is imagined and what is real.

If not, we will mirror only ourselves, experience only our own ideology. With Un milagro en equilibrioshe obtained the 53rd Planeta Prize in Views Read Cosmoflbia View history. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.