Elena Fortún has 30 books on Goodreads with ratings. Elena Fortún’s most popular book is Celia en la revolución (Celia, #21). ELENA FORTÚN (). Se dedicó preferentemente a la literatura para niños. Sus títulos más conocidos son: Celia en el colegio, Celia institutriz. Results 1 – 12 of 37 Cuchifritín el hermano de Celia / Cuchifritin Celia’s Brother (Spanish Edition). Jun 30, by Elena Fortún.

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We ccelia take advantage of them, we mustn’t trick them, we mustn’t give them just anything. The World of Celia. The series, like the books, found great success originally, but eventually that success faded and today the series is not very well known. Celia is the only girl remaining at the convent during summer, all the other girls are away with their families. I have enjoyed analysing her feminist writing and preparing an anthology of unpublished letters and essays, I now continue to write about her work and her life and I feel privileged to contribute to the process of coming out she started but never got fortuun to finishing.

Views Read Edit View history. Madre Loreto’s plan fails and Celia feels the need to explain the situation to the Madre Superior. Views Forgun Edit View history.

Instead, Rafaela sends Celia up the hills where she asks her to find and bring a stubborn goat back to her. The nuns prepare the girls by fixing their hair with curlers. The girls hide their kittens in their desks during class, and setting them free one at a time, they disrupt the Madre Superior’s lecture. At home, no one seems to be happy with who they are, especially Celia and her father.

Elena Fortun and Celia, Feminist Writing, Children’s Literature and Spanish History

At the circus, Celia is happy to see Coralinda performing. Celia, lo que dice. Celia pulls out her book and begins writing a story about how she ran away with the gypsies hoping to find her parents on their way to China. Just as much as she had to hide to write so that her husband did not see her, she also had to hide to love; the process of understanding and coming to terms with her way of feeling love happened hidden.

The cook on the other hand, helps nurse the young donkey, but it soon starts kicking and running about creating a disaster in Celia’s home. For example, in the novel, Celia does not have a good time during the end-of-the-year plays as she is excluded from participating. At the start of the Spanish Civil War she stayed in Madrid with her husband who was loyal to the Republic.


While under the care of Miss Nelly, whom Celia cannot stand, or Juana, the maid, Celia often finds ways to get into all sorts of scrapes, though mostly unintentionally. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The woman’s shrieks of horror make the nuns believe that she has indeed contracted rabies and the woman is locked inside the room until the doctor arrives.

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She studied Philosophy in Madrid. Though he invites Celia so that the two girls can amuse him and have fun, he always ends up falling asleep. In she married her cousin, Eusebio de Gorbea y Lemmia military man, intellectual and writer. Unconscious and believing herself dead, Celia wakes up to the voice of her own father, who’s come to return her to Spain, because he wants his daughter to bloom as a Spaniard, and believes the constant changing of culture and language is too much for her young mind.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In this second book, Celia was sent to a convent, for her parents found her a handful, and facing numerous financial problems at home, they had trouble looking after Celia and keeping her out of mischief. The World of Celia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Following an eventful summer at the beach and the Spanish countryside, Celia’s mother, with some help from her sister-in-law Julia, convinces her husband to have the girl sent off to a conventwhere they hope she’ll learn discipline and good behaviour.

Retrieved from ” https: Like the previous novels, Celia en el mundo reflected a country slowly entering its civil war years, as well as the, often negative, general views people of those times had towards certain social groups, including the Moorsthe Galiciansand to a lesser extent, the French, as well as the religious communities, such as the nuns.

The complete series’ opening is a montage of drawings of Celia by one of the original illustrators of the novels, Francisco Molina Gallent. Celia turns around, her face covered in tears and tells his father that she wants to be reunited with her family.

A married peasant woman named Rafaela hires Celia and agrees to pay her three Spanish pesetas for her services. Different editions and reprints of the book featured artwork from different illustrators; the most recent editions featured Molina Gallent ‘s artwork, while older editions featured that of M.


Born in Madrid she spent her summers with her grandfather, Isidro, in Abadesa small village west of Segovia. Celia tries desperately to be good, she even wishes to become a saint.

It took her a lifetime to understand what she felt for women. Often broadcast in black and white in order to give the series a more nostalgic value fit of the story’s time setting of the s, the series would be shown one episode a day during a period of six days, usually beginning on a Monday.

This article is about the TV series of Spain. Celia is escorted to the bedroom by Madre Loreto, and before going to sleep, she begins writing on her new book. I do not live in Spain yet Spain is at the centre of what I do every day. A television documentary was produced and entitled “Buscando a Celia” “Searching for Celia”which showed the odyssey of finding the right “Celia”; the documentary contained brief interviewes with many different girls and some of their parents as well.

The series were both popular and successful during the time of their publications and are today considered classics of Spanish literature. Only five of the nuns were referred to by name in the series: Following the event, Celia’s father pays one last visit to her daughter before leaving for Barcelona. Her father arrives to visit her, and Celia learns that becoming a saint may require many sacrifices.

Later that year she and her husband went to Paris and then into exile in Argentina with help from her daughter-in-law’s family. A sequel to Celia, lo que dicethe story narrates Celia’s adventures following her father’s decision to give in to her mother’s wishes of sending their daughter to a convent school for girls.

Later she returned to Madrid and died on 8 May at age For Spanish-language telenovela, see Celia telenovela. Celia feels betrayed and sad; during the play, she changes the words to her lines in order to explain how her parents are leaving and leaving her behind. She became a writer late in life, thanks to the development of the feminist movement in the s and s. This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat