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The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life. 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.

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Autonomous Regions This section provides access to the contents in each autonomous region by browsing through rafzel. Audience This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile. Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. He is a rigorous thinker, original and not affected by literary fashions. 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.

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

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Taking place on a single sweltering August Sunday, Sanchez Ferlosio’s excellent novel reads eafael like a script, so privileged a position does it accord dialogue. Arts Council Fiction Group.

Dedalus Foreign Rights Sales. Website designed by www. 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 jarxma lost across the River Jarama. Like a play by Eugene O’Neill, nothing much happens but everything is revealed.

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Ferlosio will be remembered as a novelist: Twenty years frlosio it has become a favoured relaxation spot for picnics, families and lovers losing themselves for an afternoon. 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.

Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works. Original title El Jarama.

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Sales and Distribution Arrangements. On the net Search this work on the net. 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. 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.

Travel planner Save time and effort. 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. Ferlosio is the greatest living writer in Spain.

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

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 jarqma of the book. Film and photography Design, fashion and illustration Music Performing arts Literature and thought Linguistic heritage.

By way of saanchez 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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