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This work, a key reference for anyone interested in the social novel, was awarded the Nadal Prize inand the National Critics’ Award in Website designed by www. In this section you can search all our contents rafaek 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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Although written under Franco’s regime, and consequently social realist in genre, The River manages to subtly jarwma at the unresolved conflicts of the past, and tiny, specific details unfurl into whole vistas of grief and deprivation.

His Spanish is beautiful and he is a true craftsman of the good language. Twenty years later it has become a favoured relaxation spot for picnics, families and lovers losing themselves for an afternoon.

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. The plot is minimal – a group of friends have a picnic by the river Jarama, scene of sanhez bloody battle during the Spanish Civil War, intercut with the conversations of the denizens of the local bar. Styles In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art verlosio Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.


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.

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

First published inFerlosio’s work was well described as an example of “the novel as tape-recorder”.

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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. Like a play by Eugene O’Neill, nothing much happens but everything is revealed. Rafael Sanchez Derlosio Translator: 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 jaraam slowly yields its secrets.

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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. Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works.


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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.

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.

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Interactive map All cultural resources at a glance. The best and the most daring explorer of the soul of words. Ferlosio is the greatest living writer in Spain. Paperback 1 17 8 Rights: Arts Council Fiction Group. It presents two opposing ferloso, 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 sanchfz that period omitting El Jarama The River. Taking place on a single sweltering August Sunday, Sanchez Ferlosio’s excellent novel reads jaramq like a script, so privileged a position does it accord dialogue. 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.

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