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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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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. Sales and Distribution Arrangements. 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.
First published inFerlosio’s work was well described as an example of “the novel as tape-recorder”. Ferlosio is the greatest living writer in Spain. Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.
Interactive map Rafaell cultural resources at a glance. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life. 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.
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, ferlossio standards of literary immortality, I would say, without a shadow of doubt, the name of Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio. The plot is minimal – a group of friends have a picnic by the river Jarama, scene of a bloody battle during the Spanish Civil War, intercut with rafaeo conversations of the denizens of the local bar.
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.
Like some dappled Impressionist canvas, but with grimmer undertones, the novel sends a pack of day-trippers from stifling Madrid out into the country, to chat, flirt, dream and remember by the Jarama. Dedalus Foreign Rights Sales. Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Performing arts Literature and thought Linguistic heritage. Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio Translator: Website designed by www. Twenty years later it has become a favoured relaxation spot for picnics, families and lovers losing themselves for an afternoon.
Travel planner Save time and effort. It presents two opposing groups, a gang of youths from Madrid and a group of local people, who meet on the banks of the Jarama river in the Madrid region. The best and the most daring explorer of the soul of words. Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through maps.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. His Spanish is beautiful and he is a true craftsman of the good language. Original title El Jarama. 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 yields its secrets.
Calendar Plan your trip Favourites. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. It would be impossible to write the history of the novel for that period omitting El Jarama The River. Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.
Paperback 1 17 8 Rights: Published inand influenced by Italian neo-realism, the action in this third-person narrative takes place over the course of 16 hours. On the net Search this work on the net.
He is an exceptional novelist, a man of outstanding moral identity and of an intellectual capacity like none other in Spain.
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.
Arts Council Fiction Group. Ferlosio will be remembered as a novelist: Taking place on a single sweltering August Sunday, Sanchez Ferlosio’s excellent novel reads almost like a script, so privileged a position ferlozio it accord dialogue.
I cannot imagine a more deserved Premio Cervantes winner.
In spite of the novel’s lack of action, which is only interrupted by the death of one of the sabchez, the author’s objective is to highlight the superiority of nature over the insignificance and superficiality of the city.
Towards the end there is a predictable ‘drama’, which rather detracts from the luminously observed ordinariness of the best parts of the book. Like a play by Eugene O’Neill, nothing much happens but everything is revealed. Share Add to favourites. This work, a key reference for anyone interested in the social novel, was awarded the Nadal Prize inand the National Critics’ Award in He is a rigorous thinker, original and not affected by literary fashions.