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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. He is an exceptional novelist, a man of outstanding moral identity and of an intellectual capacity like none other in Spain.
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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 sancjez vistas of grief and deprivation. 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. Original title El Jarama.
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.
First published inFerlosio’s work was well described as an example of “the novel as tape-recorder”. 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. In this section you can search among all our contents terlosio topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.
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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. Interactive map All cultural resources at a jatama. Originally published sabchezthis 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.
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Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio Translator: 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, Rafxel, Mudejar and many, many more. 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.
His Spanish is beautiful and he is a true craftsman of the good language. 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.
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. Ferlosio is the greatest living writer in Spain. 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. It would be impossible to write the history of the novel for that period omitting El Jarama The River.