Our tradition of good reading continues …
We will talk about The Stone of Patience, by the Franco-Afghan author Atiq Rahimi, 2008 Goncourt Prize winner. Published in Spain by Siruela, it is an intense, moving and dazzling account of life in a small town in Afghanistan. It speaks to us of the fanaticism and violence of that society, but also of a woman who acquires voice, freedom and autonomy precisely through that magic stone that is Syngué Sabour.
LITERARY GATHERING «EL INFINITO EN UN JUNCO»
We will talk about Irene Vallejo’s wonderful book El infinito en un Junco (Siruela, 2021, 452 pages). Exquisite history of that wonderful object that is the book, born five thousand years ago, when the Egyptians knew how to use a reed (papyrus). In this essay Vallejo presents us, as Abad Faciolince has said, “a poetic and precise account of when books were young and everything happened for the first time”.
Listen our literary Gathering over “ El infinito en un Junco”
We will reflect on “The ridiculous idea of never seeing you again” (La ridícula idea de no Volver a verte) (Seix Barral, 2014, 240 pages) by Rosa Montero.
In this excellent tribute to women who, like Marie Curie, have had to confront society to fight for what they believed in, the author talks to us -among other issues- of overcoming pain, the greatness of sex, the good death and the beautiful life, of science and of ignorance- all of which is good material for a deep and enriching debate.
LITERARY GATHERING «CANCIÓN DULCE»
Fall begins and books are still our good friends …
We will reflect on Sweet Song (Cabaret Voltaire, 2017, 288 pages) by the Franco-Moroccan journalist and writer Leïla Slimani, winner of the Goncourt 2016 award. An X-ray of current society, it talks about cultural, racial and class prejudices, love and education, the role of women as professionals and motherhood …
We continue with the good company of books … we will talk about Bagheria (tiny, 2013, 172 pages), work of one of the great contemporary Italian writers, Dacia Maraini. History of a girl who in 1947 reaches the Sicilian coast by boat, coming from Japan and that many years later, already adult, returns to Bagheria. In his memories, in his evocaciones, he talks about history, art and literature, unbelieving in his defense of women.
LITERARY GATHERING “DISTANT STAR”
We continue with the good company of books …
We will talk about DISTANT STAR by Roberto Bolaño (Anagrama, 2006, 160 pages). One of the great novels of the Chilean authors (1953-2003), an intellectual thriller in which the aesthetics of the multiple, participation and responsibility, intertextuality, etc., are present, a range of concepts that allows an exciting debate.
We will talk about “The noise and the fury” (Alianza Editorial, 2013, 392 pages), the work of one of the most influential authors of 20th century Anglo-Saxon literature, William Faulkner. A deep portrait of the decadence of a southern family in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, the Comptons, allows us to delve into the work of this disruptive author, innovative in form and substance, who penetrates into the dark sides or of twilight of the feelings, emotions and instincts of human beings. His stamp can be seen in authors such as Onetti, García Márquez or Carpentier. It is worth reading. It’s almost an obligation …
LITERARY GATHERING “DAISY MILLER”
Our monthly meeting with good literature (activity only for members)
An excellent opportunity to meet again with the great Henry James through a work that tells us about the different values, customs and prejudices that a young American woman faced in Europe in the second half of the 19th century. Reflection on the female soul, the rigidity of the society of the time and much more …
LITERARY GATHERING «ENTRE VISILLOS»
By Zoom. (Only for members)
We will talk about ENTRE VISILLOS by Carmen Martín Gaite (Destination, 2012, 288 pages), elected at our last meeting. “Via the daily occupations of a group of young people, their anguish, boredom and lack of imagination, the author draws a passionate profile of a youth without illusion. “We will undoubtedly have a excellent discussion.
In May we will read Daisy Miller _by Henry James _ (Laertes, 2011, 94
pages) _ and in _ June _The noise and the fury, _by William Faulkner (Alianza Editorial, 2013, 392 pages).
As they can appreciate great authors and works. They are waiting for us great and excellent readings.
LITERARY GATHERING “LA TÍA TULA”.
On this occasion we will have the opportunity to talk and reflect on what is considered the best novel by Don Miguel de Unamuno, “La Tía Tula”. Prior to our debate, the philosopher Dr. Teo Izarra will give us a brief introduction to the work and its author.
LITERARY GATHERING «LA URUGUAYA» PEDRO MAIRAL.
BELOVED, de Toni Morrison
cancelada por pandemia
TRISTANA, de Benito Pérez Galdós
EL MAPA DE LOS AFECTOS, de Ana Merino
LOS RESTOS DEL DÍA, de Kazuo Ishiguro
VIAJES POR EL SCRIPTORIUM, de Paul Auster
EL BAILE, de Irene Nemirovsky
cancelada por pandemia
LA INTRUSA, EL FIN, EL HOMBRE DE LA ESQUINA ROSADA, EMMA ZUNZ y FUNES EL MEMORIOSO, cuentos de Jorge Luis Borges
EL RUIDO DE LAS COSAS AL CAER, Juan Gabriel Vázquez
DEJEMOS HABLAR AL VIENTO, de Juan Carlos Onetti
EL FINAL DEL AFFAIRE, de Graham Greene
Nota: las tertulias desde mayo hasta diciembre se han hecho en forma virtual
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