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“Mishima was a man seduced by death”
Yukio Mishimasaid “I want to make a poem of my life”. And this, for the writer Isidro-Juan Palacios (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 1950), is a synthesis of the life and work of the Japanese author. With this idea in mind, Palacios wrote the biography of the novelist and essayist, born in Tokyo in 1925, Yukio Mishima. Life and death of the last samurai, edited by The Sphere of Books.
Important people, big series
We are all fed up with discovering a masterpiece every Monday, but you have to be severely blind not to see the extraordinary year that Spanish fiction lives, just when we need it most. Almost every week we develop a premiere with enthusiasm. 30 Coins Coming to HBO, Raid Alex de la Iglesia in erudite terror, without mitigating it with satanic and Carabanchel humor. Next Friday he will land at Movistar + Tell me who I am, an adaptation of the novel by Julia Navarro. Above its qualities, we must celebrate that our industry is capable of undertaking projects like this, luxury ambassadors in half the world, blockbusters that come out cheap and not only create jobs. They do “Homeland” in the right way, because, as Navarro’s book tells us, there are many ways of loving your country but not all of them are good.
Wilkie Collins «for ever»
What a pleasure it is to see it appear in Alianza’s magnificent collection “The Pocket Book”, with cover motifs wisely chosen by Manuel Estrada (in this case, a Ramón Casas and an Ingres, respectively) and new and extraordinary translations by Miguel Ángel Pérez Pérez, two of the coolest, funniest novels, well written and better contrived that the nineteenth century treasures: The Woman in White (1860) and The Moonstone (1868), by William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), close friend and collaborator of Dickens, opiate and one of my favorite storytellers. Agreeing with Borges in tastes, and even elaborating those tastes from slogans emanating from the Argentine master, is one of the pleasures that continue to accompany me.
Don DeLillo’s new normal
We have already been here and here we return again and again with the (in) reassuring assurance of knowing what we are going to find and also knowing that it is exactly what we want to find: a book by Don DeLillo. One / other relentless x-ray of our world embroidered with tumors that are impossible to remove that remind us that, in truth, everything is much rarer than it seems in our supposed and consensual – not to go crazy – reality.
Óscar Domínguez, indecipherable
Thanks to the disassembly of the great stories, shadowy figures can emerge. It is the case of Oscar Dominguez (1906-1957), whose membership in the Surrealism it has limited critical approaches to its production. Historiography has always shown special interest in his works from the 1930s, when it came into contact with the French avant-garde group, and where it incorporated Dalinian motifs, but also from Picasso, Magritte, Tanguy or Max Ernst. They were canvases endowed with a fine sense of humor, articulated with representations of objects, solitary landscapes and polymorphous bodies that placed the artist as a lucid epigone of the most purely surrealist orthodoxy.
“J’attendrai”, the memory of the 8,000 Spanish deportees to the Mauthausen concentration camp
For years the playwright Jose Ramon Fernandez the idea of putting his uncle’s story on paper Miguel Barberán, one of the eight thousand Spaniards who were imprisoned in the concentration camp of Mauthausen during world war II. He tore many pages before deciding to finish it, in 2014. “I don’t know if there are many people who want to hear about these things, but I think they are worth saying,” says the author.