San Camilo, 1936: The Eve, Feast, and Octave of St. Camillus of the Year 1936 in Madrid

San Camilo The Eve Feast and Octave of St Camillus of the Year in Madrid Widely regarded as one of the best works by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature San Camilo appears here for the first time in English translation One of Spain s most popular write

  • Title: San Camilo, 1936: The Eve, Feast, and Octave of St. Camillus of the Year 1936 in Madrid
  • Author: Camilo José Cela John H.R. Polt
  • ISBN: 9780822311966
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • Widely regarded as one of the best works by the winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Literature, San Camilo, 1936 appears here for the first time in English translation One of Spain s most popular writers, Camilo Jos Cela is recognized for his experiments with language and with difficult subject matter In San Camilo, 1936, first published in 1969, these concerns convergeWidely regarded as one of the best works by the winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Literature, San Camilo, 1936 appears here for the first time in English translation One of Spain s most popular writers, Camilo Jos Cela is recognized for his experiments with language and with difficult subject matter In San Camilo, 1936, first published in 1969, these concerns converge in a fascinating narrative that is as challenging as it is rewarding, as troubling as it is compelling.A story of history as it happens, by turns confusing and startingly clear, echoing with news and rumors, defined by grand gestures and intimate pauses, the novel leads the reader into the ordinary life of extraordinary times Beginning on the eve of the Spanish Civil War, San Camilo, 1936 follows a twenty year old student s attempts to sort out his private affairs sex, money, career in the midst of the turmoil overtaking his country In vivid and richly textured prose that distinguishes Cela s work, the emotional reality of civil war takes on a vibrant immediacy that is humorous, tender, and ultimately transforming as a young man tries to come to terms with the historical moment he inhabits and hopes to survive Readers new to Cela will find in this novel ample reason for the author s growing reputation among audiences worldwide.

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  • Camilo José Cela John H.R. Polt

    Camilo Jos Cela Trulock was a Spanish writer Prolific author as a novelist, journalist, essayist, literary magazine editor, lecturer , he was a member of the Royal Spanish Academy for 45 years and won, among others, the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature in 1987, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1989 for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man s vulnerability and the Cervantes Prize in 1995.In 1996 King Juan Carlos I granted him, for his literary merits, the title Marquis of Iria Flavia.His son, Camilo Jos Cela Conde is also a writer.See also enpedia wiki Camilo_J

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  • This is pure speculation on my part, but I’d bet you a venti latte that Roberto Bolano – the golden boy all the smart kids are reading now – is a direct literary descendant of Camilo Jose Cela. It’s not just the circumstantial fact that they both wrote in Spanish. It’s that they both show a predisposition to big, polyphonic works in which an ungodly hubbub of competing narratives eventually resolves itself into, um, a slightly more orderly hubbub. Which, geez, makes them sound like the [...]


  • This novel by Noble winning Cela was written in 1969 and relates the experiences of people in the prelude to and conclusion of the Spanish civil war. Doubtless, as in deed his name is mentioned a couple of times, his own experiences too. The narrative is ‘standard’ experimental in that it is a stream of conscientiousness-come-stream of disjointed narrative. The style is typical Cela and much like Jesus versus Arizona, the Hive, Boxwood but still distinctly different. There are some remarkabl [...]


  • Whoa. The Kirkus Review on describes this as "Cela's bitterly flowing masterpiece," which seems about right. Not the book to pick up if what you want is a realist reenactment of the lead-up to the Spanish Civil War. The prose is fucking amazing. Chapter-length sentences. Lots of layering, w/ meaning created by juxtaposition and repetition. A helpful index of characters appended to the English translation (helpful mainly to sort through mid-century Spanish political and military figures, since t [...]


  • Un libro maravilloso. De una aspereza inicial en el lenguaje que termina tornándose en adicción pura. Brutal y lleno de ternura al mismo tiempo. Un alegato contra la masa y en favor del individuo, confuso y lúcido a partes iguales.Un libro de dimensión similar a La Colmena pero, allí donde en aquel todo es asepsia y rutina, aquí se torna conmoción y angustia.


  • Cela's masterpiece (at least out of the few available in English translation). A complex but stunning evocation of the chaos that engulfed Madrid with the onset of the Spanish Civil War.



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