Ever since antiquity until the present, the concept of woman has been based on the duality of Mary and Eve. The intention of the present work is to study a third option to complete this preexisting duality of womanhood. More precisely, the objective of this work is to analyze how the characters of the single woman, the nun and the prostitute in León de Manuel Mantero's novel Estiércol [Manure] constitute an empty idea of the feminine which, consequently, will allow us to have a more clear perception of the social reality during Spain's post civil war era.

Bio Note

Maria Aurora Álvarez Andréu is a Spanish professor at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

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