Matute, Ana Maria (1926—)
Matute, Ana Maria (1926—)
Important Spanish novelist of the post-Civil War era . Name variations: Ana María Matute Ausejo. Born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1926; married Ramón Eugenio de Goicoechea, in 1954 (divorced 1963); children: Juan Pablo (b. 1956).
Ana Maria Matute was born in 1926 in Barcelona, where she spent her childhood beset by poor health. She studied first at a school run by nuns and then received an unhappy secondary education at a French-run institution. Although Matute did not attend university, she early showed literary genius. As a teenager, in 1943 she completed Pequeño teatro, which was later revised and published in 1954. Her first novel to appear in print was Los Abel (1948), exploring the conflict between Cain and Abel to understand Spain following the Civil War. It was a finalist for the Nadal Prize. In 1952, she married Ramón Eugenio de Goicoechea, and they had a son, Juan Pablo, two years later. Matute and Goicoechea were divorced in 1963.
Matute wrote prolifically, publishing novels, short stories, and children's books. She set many of her works in the countryside of Castile and explored themes related to the Civil War, of which she later remarked: "Even today, those of us who then were only ten years old, we haven't been able to forget it." Her novels won Spain's most prestigious literary awards, including the Nadal Prize and the Cervantes National Literature Prize. Matute's trilogy, Los Mercaderes, received great acclaim both at home and abroad, as did Olvidado Rey Gudu (1974).
Matute also taught at U.S. universities, including Indiana University and the University of Oklahoma. She donated her manuscripts and other papers to Boston University, which created a special library collection for them in her name.
Díaz, Janet Winecoff. Ana María Matute. NY: Twayne Publishers, 1971.
Jones, Margaret. E.W. The Literary World of Ana Maria Matute. 1970.
Roma, Rosa. Ana María Matute. Madrid: E.P.E.S.A., 1971.
Kendall W. Brown , Professor of History, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
"Matute, Ana Maria (1926—)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 16, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/matute-ana-maria-1926
"Matute, Ana Maria (1926—)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. . Retrieved November 16, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/matute-ana-maria-1926
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.