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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. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Calendar Plan your trip Favourites. Twenty years later it has become a favoured relaxation spot for picnics, families and lovers losing themselves for an afternoon.
He is an exceptional novelist, a man of outstanding moral identity and of an intellectual capacity like none other in Spain.
Share Add to favourites. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life. 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. Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps. Paperback 1 17 8 Rights: Ferlosio is the greatest living writer in Spain. I cannot imagine a more deserved Premio Cervantes ferloeio.
Travel planner Save time and effort. Towards the end there is a predictable ‘drama’, which rather detracts from the luminously observed ordinariness of the best parts of the book. Visit us at Vimeo.
Original title El Jarama. Ferlosio will be remembered as a novelist: The plot is minimal – a group of friends have a picnic by the river Jarama, rxfael of a bloody battle during the Spanish Civil War, intercut with the conversations of the denizens of the local bar.
By way of a welter of largely innocuous and inconsequential conversations between villagers and Madrilenos come to relax by the water’s raffael, the author achieves a nonetheless utterly captivating realism even as he subtly introduces symbolist intimations of Civil War battles and death stalking the land. On the net Search this work on the net.
If I were to be asked one name, only one, from the Spanish post-war generation of writers, with the greatest possibilities of survival, that is to say, with standards of literary immortality, I would say, without a shadow of doubt, the name of Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio.
First published inFerlosio’s work was well described as an example of “the novel as tape-recorder”. The best and the most daring explorer of the soul of words.
It would be impossible to write the history of the novel for that period omitting El Jarama The River. Interactive map All cultural resources at a glance. Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a asnchez way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.
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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. It presents two opposing groups, a gang of rwfael from Madrid and a group of local people, who meet on the banks of the Jarama river in the Madrid region. He is a rigorous thinker, original and not affected by literary fashions. His Spanish is beautiful sqnchez he is a true craftsman of the good language.
Dedalus Foreign Rights Sales. A dialogue-driven portrait of Spaniards at play, The River — published with Franco’s tyranny still in full spate – also acts as a sly political fable, as the Jarama site of a bloody Civil War battle slowly ferkosio its secrets. 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.
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Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Performing arts Literature and thought Jqrama heritage. Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio Translator: 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. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity.
This work, a key reference for anyone interested in the social novel, was awarded the Nadal Prize inand the National Critics’ Award frelosio Website designed by www. Published inand influenced by Italian neo-realism, the action in this third-person narrative takes place over the course of 16 hours.