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Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio

Ferlosio will be remembered as a novelist: Like a play by Eugene O’Neill, nothing much ferrlosio but everything is revealed.

Originally published inthis stunning account of Spanish history and individual lives set against a river that has flowed throughout, is the first English translation of a European classic.

It presents two opposing groups, a gang of youths from Madrid and a group jraama local people, who meet on the banks of the Jarama river in the Madrid region. First published ferloosioFerlosio’s work was well described as an example of “the novel as tape-recorder”. In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

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But the scene of such carnage is never far from its next victim and The River listens to conversations of ordinary and profoundly recognisable lives. On the net Search this work on the net.

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He is a rigorous thinker, original and not affected by literary fashions. Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio Translator: Taking place on a single sweltering August Sunday, Sanchez Ferlosio’s excellent novel reads almost like a script, so privileged a position does it accord dialogue. Dedalus Foreign Rights Sales. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity.

Although written under Franco’s regime, and consequently social realist in genre, The River manages to subtly hint at the unresolved conflicts of the past, and tiny, specific details unfurl into whole vistas of grief and deprivation. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Spanish civil war was the setting for a bloody month long battle between the Republicans and the Nationalists during which nearly fifty thousand lives were lost across the River Jarama.

Sales and Distribution Arrangements. Website designed by www. Ferlosio is the greatest living writer in Spain. Towards the end there is a predictable ‘drama’, which rather detracts from the luminously observed ordinariness of the best parts of the book.

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I cannot imagine a more deserved Premio Cervantes winner. His Spanish is beautiful and he is a true craftsman of the good language. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.

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Styles In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more. Share Add to favourites. In spite of the novel’s lack of action, which is only interrupted by the death of one of the youths, the author’s objective is to highlight the superiority of nature over the insignificance and superficiality of the city.

He is an exceptional novelist, a man of outstanding moral identity and of an intellectual capacity like none other in Spain.

This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile. By way of a welter of largely innocuous and inconsequential conversations between villagers and Madrilenos come to relax by the water’s edge, the author achieves a nonetheless utterly captivating realism even as he subtly introduces symbolist intimations of Civil War battles and death stalking the land.

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