La forja de un rebelde has ratings and 32 reviews. José said: Desde hace tiempo tenía ganas de meterle mano a la autobiografía de Arturo Barea, hace. The first of the three volume book, The Forge, covers the Arturo Barea’s early life .. Decir que hay que leer La forja de un rebelde para entender la Historia de. La forja de un rebelde (TV Series ) Antonio Valero as Arturo Barea.

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Netgalley pub date Mar 26, Walker Adturo. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In the end he deals with it by recognising similar conditions in his entourage and deducing that it’s common to men. While visiting Madrid recently, I finished “The Forge,” the first volume in this trilogy. Florence rated it really liked it Sep 18, We meet Barea as a child, his beloved mother is a poor washer woman but he lives with his wealthy relatives and this creates in him a feeling of not belonging anywhere.

This copy was kindly provided to me in exchange for an honest review by the publisher via NetGalley.

I am no Historian, and neither is Barea, though I think soldiers of all creeds have the capacity to rape. In short, a civil war became two wars, one belonging to Spain where there was no alternative to victory for either side and a proxy war, a prelude to the World War II, where international participants knew they could fight another day.

If you are looking at understanding the mechanics of the Spanish Civil War then this book will come in handy only if you supplement it with other literature. If frja are looking at understanding the mechanics of the Spanish Civil War then this book will come in handy only if you supplement it with other literature.

To ask other readers questions about The Forging of a Rebelplease sign up. His experience in the Spanish Army in Morocco during the bloody Riff War of the early s, chronicled in The Track, affected him deeply and brought him back to Spain with a new perspective.


A coming of age story from a world that existed less than years ago, but has completely disappeared. If you’re only mildly interested in any of those things I unfortunately must advise you to instead try Orwell’s Homage to Cataloniaa shorter, better-structured account of the same period. This is an essential question which having the right tools to approach it will help in how you decide to pursue your politics and how you pursue that Truth.

Me he perdido en ocasiones con los parentescos. Timeless tales of the tyrannies of hierarchy, abuses of labor, innocence of childhood, struggles for freedom, and the corruption of power, are woven throughout this trilogy, enabling the reader connect to his story and the stories of his people. I absolutely loved it. This name uses Spanish naming customs: Retrieved 11 May He began writing and published some poems.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved 18 November It will take you pages of unrelenting description of life in the villages of Castille to see how it connects with anything greater than that, but it does. We follow him through his life, army, marriage and political actions until we rbelde to the arruro of war and the horrors that came with that.

May 14, Megan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Barea soon becomes suspect by the Communists, as does Ilsa, thought to be a Trotskyite, and the couple is forced to flee Spain to avoid arrest and likely execution by their own side.

El franquismo hizo todo lo posible por desacreditarlo.

Thank you Ilsa and Arturo for sharing your story. Oct 24, Bonnye Reed is currently reading it.

Arturo Barea

El campo frente a la ciudad. Be the first to ask a question about La forja de un rebelde. Nov 11, Rick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published September 1st by Walker Books first published January 1st This is the beginning of a life-long impulse to pimp this book on everyone I meet. Cody rated it really liked it Apr 07, Trivia About The Forging of a It’s obvious to us, but it mustn’t have been for a time where students were taught with heaps of Julius Caesar’s feats, plates of Napoleon’s battles, etc.


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La forja de un rebelde

Barea writes brilliantly from the point of view of the child he was. His descriptions of people rising up to baera their aggressors are unforgettable, and brings home more poignantly and insightfully than any history the underlying conflicts, tensions, and complexities of the Civil War.

Obreros frente a chupatintas. One of the best military memoirs ever, with accounts of battle, death, boredom, and the many ways to grasp the essence of Spain, particularly itself when on its frontier across the straits of Gibraltar. Feb 05, Osama A rated it really liked it. Barea is compared with Tolstoi, a comparison warranted if only because of the bsrea of both The Forge and War and Peacebut more so because they share the wonderful ability of reflecting a country and its people, and the struggle to find the causes of the historical varea that shook them.

Jan 16, anna rated it arutro it. Trivia About The Forging of a There was an unfortunate lack of context for the inter-party squabbling that was occurring, or regarding certain important political and military figures.

It’s seen from a personal point of view and I personally wish I’d read it years ago. Pasemos a comentar cada libro de forma muy resumida y sin hacer demasiados spoilers. Spain had just lost the last of its rich colonial possessions and was burdened by a sick and corrupt monarchy, and Barea’s description of Madrid in The Forge-its slums and boulevards, beggars and children, and conflicting economic and political currents, is as gripping as it is fascinating.