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El Jarama [Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare book. Galardonada con el Premio Nadal y el Premio Nacional de la Crítica, El Jarama constituye uno de los hitos fundamentales de la narrativa española del siglo XX. Language: English. Brand new Book. During the Spanish Civil War, the River Jarama was the scene of a bloody, month-long battle, which ended in a stalemate.

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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. Twenty years later it has become a favoured relaxation spot for picnics, families and lovers losing themselves for an afternoon. Portal sanchrz the promotion of Spanish culture.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Performing arts Literature and thought Linguistic ferloxio. 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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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. Original title El Jarama. Ferlosio is the greatest living writer in Spain. Paperback 1 17 8 Rights: First published inFerlosio’s work was well described as an example of “the novel as tape-recorder”.

He is an exceptional novelist, a man of outstanding moral identity and of an intellectual capacity like none other in Spain. Topics In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.


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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. 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. Dedalus Foreign Rights Sales. Sales and Distribution Arrangements. 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.

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. Ferlosio will be remembered as a novelist: The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.

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.

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Arts Council Fiction Group. 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. Towards the end there is a predictable ‘drama’, which rather detracts from the luminously observed ordinariness of the best parts of the book.

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.

Published inand influenced by Italian neo-realism, the action in this third-person narrative takes place over the course of 16 hours. Interactive map All cultural resources at a glance.


This work, a key reference for anyone interested in the social novel, was awarded the Nadal Prize inand the National Critics’ Award in Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio Translator: He is a rigorous thinker, original and not affected by literary fashions.

In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such marama museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more. I cannot imagine a more deserved Premio Cervantes winner. Like some dappled Impressionist canvas, but with grimmer undertones, the novel sends a pack of day-trippers from stifling Madrid out into the efrlosio, to chat, flirt, dream and remember by the Jarama.

If I were to be asked one name, karama 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. The Spanish civil war was the setting for a bloody month long battle between the Republicans and the Nationalists during which nearly fifty thousand sqnchez were lost across the River Jarama.

His Spanish is beautiful and he is a true craftsman of the good language.

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The ferlosi is minimal – a group of jarwma have a picnic by the river Jarama, scene of a bloody battle during the Spanish Civil War, intercut with the conversations of the denizens of the local bar. On the net Search this work on the net. Travel planner Save time and effort. Like a play by Eugene O’Neill, nothing much happens but everything is revealed.

Visit us at Vimeo. Share Add to favourites. 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.