Lorenzo Silva talk with Berna González Harbour of books that help you understand reality
Lorenzo Silva was guest of this week, 'What are you reading?' space of THE COUNTRY View in Facebook Live, in which guests chat with Berna González Harbour from readings that help m understand present.
Silva spoke about three books that helped him to recreate Spain of you will Remember thy name ( Destination), story of general Aranguren, head of Civil Guard in Catalonia, which was opposed to rebellion of franco in Barcelona. In three found Silva parallels with current situation in Catalonia. Are:
- Morocco, stages of pacification, Manuel Goded. 1932. The military who had participated in war of Rif was sent to lead uprising in Barcelona, where he arrived in a seaplane on 19th July 1936. He failed in his attempt to take city. He was arrested by republican authorities same 19 July, accused of treason and sentenced to death. On August 12, 1936 he was executed.
- Al servei de Catalunya i of Republic, Frederic Escofet. Military service of Republic and Generalitat of Catalonia before and during Civil war. He was head of mossos d'esquadra.
- Madrid, advent of Republic, Josep Pla. Pla arrived in Madrid on 14th of April, same day that is going to be proclaimed Republic, and this book collects notes of those days: "in Face of what we once believed to be immutable: How have aged observers from Spain! The day of today has become unbearable gagás".
in Addition, Lorenzo Silva recommended:
- Centaurs of desert, a novel by Alan Le May 1954, buried by its adaptation into a film by John Ford in 1956 with John Wayne.
- Weapons of mass seduction, Javier Lesaca (Peninsula). Analyzes Daesh as a product of popular communication, able to channel frustration, emptiness of intellectual and hatred.
- Walter Benjamin. A Critical Life, Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings. 2015. Biography of thinker.
Silva (Madrid, 1966) is creator of civil guards Bevilacqua and Chamorro, and author of, among or novels, The weakness of bolshevik (Destiny, 1997), finalist of Nadal Prize and adapted for cinema by Manuel Martín Cuenca; The alchemist eager to (Target, 2000), a novel which won Nadal Prize in 2000. Lorenzo Silva won Planeta Award in 2012 with The mark of meridian (Planet, 2012). His latest work is y will Remember your name, published on Destination.
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