The Widow’s Peak /The Widow Speaks: Carmen’s Idle Talk in Miguel Delibes’s Cinco horas con Mario [Five Hours with Mario]
A widow's peak is "a point formed by hair growing down in the middle of a forehead: formerly supposed to foretell early widowhood" (Webster's 1527). Carmen Sotillo, the protagonist of Miguel Delibes's ninth novel, Cinco horas con Mario, was left a widow with five children when her husband unexpectedly died, presumably of a heart attack, at age 49. Carmen is widowed at an early age. Though in the novel there is no mention of widow's peaks, this widow speaks.
Boucher, Teresa. (1996). "The Widow’s Peak /The Widow Speaks: Carmen’s Idle Talk in Miguel Delibes’s Cinco horas con Mario [Five Hours with Mario]". Cincinnati Romance Review, 15, 50-56.
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