Spanish feminine literature; women’s sexual identity; lesbian model; Lucía Etxebarria
Romanica Silesiana, No. 8, t. 2 (2013), s. 39-47
The Women’s Models and Alternative Sexuality in the Novels of Lucía Etxebarria
Love, Curiosity, Prozac and Doubts and Beatrice and the Heavenly Bodies.
The main aim of this article is to present ways in which a controversial Spanish novelist, Lucía
Etxebarria, expresses and subverts traditional social models and sexual identity of Spanish women
at the end of the twentieth century by creation of female protagonists such as a promiscuouos
girl, a workaholic executive or a housewife that tend to deconstruct socially normative conceptualizations
of their roles and sexuality and they search for alternative constructions of feminine
identity, both social and sexual one. It seems that a lesbian model of relationship is alternative to
a monogamous compulsory heterosexuality.