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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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.

This work, a key reference for anyone interested in the social novel, was awarded the Nadal Prize inand the National Critics’ Award in It would be impossible to write the history of the novel for that period omitting El Jarama The River.

He is a rigorous thinker, original and not affected by literary fashions. Arts Council Fiction Group. Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity.

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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.

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Original title El Jarama. Paperback 1 17 8 Rights: 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. Styles In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art sanchze Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.


The best and the most daring explorer of the soul of words. 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. Portal for the promotion of Spanish culture. Towards the end there is a predictable ‘drama’, which rather detracts from the luminously observed ordinariness of the best parts of the book.

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 country, to chat, flirt, dream and remember by the Jarama. 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.

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.

Like a play by Eugene O’Neill, nothing much happens but everything is revealed. Travel planner Save time and effort. 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.


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If I were to be rrafael 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 rxfael, the name of Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio. Dedalus Foreign Rights Sales. Cultural routes Cities, towns and villages Fiestas and traditions Artists and creators Outstanding works.

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

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Ferlosio will be remembered as a novelist: Website designed by www. Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio Translator: First published inFerlosio’s work was well described as an example of “the novel as tape-recorder”.

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