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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It would be impossible to write the history of the novel for that period omitting El Jarama The River. Travel planner Save time and effort. Ferlosio is the greatest living writer in Spain.

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Website designed by www. 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.

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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. Published inand influenced by Italian neo-realism, the action in this third-person narrative takes place over the course of 16 hours.


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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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.

The best and the most daring explorer of the soul of words. Like a play by Eugene O’Neill, nothing much happens but everything is revealed. Originally published raafelthis 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.

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. Sales and Distribution Arrangements. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works.

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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. Ferlosio will be remembered as a novelist: Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.


Uarama work, a key reference for anyone interested in the social novel, was awarded the Nadal Prize inand the National Critics’ Award in 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.

Arts Council Fiction Group. 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. 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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Towards the end there is jaramw predictable ‘drama’, which rather detracts from the luminously observed ordinariness of the best parts of the book. Twenty years later it has become a favoured relaxation spot for picnics, families and lovers losing themselves for an afternoon. His Spanish is beautiful and he is a true craftsman of the good language. 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.