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Cartas boca arriba. Epistolario 1953-2000

This volume, included within the Fundamental Works Collection, comprises a collection of previously unpublished correspondence between Antonio Buero Vallejo (Guadalajara, 1916-Madrid, 2002) and his close friend, Vicente Soto (Valencia, 1919-Madrid, 2011). 
 
History, politics, ufology, yoga, Eastern philosophy and lifestyle tips are all topics that are included in this book that reveals Buero’s inner self, as one of the most profound Spanish playwrights since Calderón de la Barca; and Vicente Soto, short story author and novelist who was exiled to London and was awarded the 1966 Nadal prize, despite being one of the great ‘forgotten’ writers in Spanish literature. Cartas boca arriba [Cards facing upwards] is a political, literary and human reflection covering more than forty years of Spanish history, enriched by the sentimental narrative of a close friendship from the view of both protagonists.
 
Domingo Ródenas, literary critic and professor at the Universitat Pomepu Fabra of Barcelona, oversaw the selection of texts and has authored the prologue of this volume, which was published to coincide with the centenary of the birth of Buero Vallejo.

Andanzas por la nueva China

César M. Arconada (Astudillo, Palencia, 1898- Moscow, 1964), a renowned figure in the intellectual world of the 1920s and 1930s with works that covered the world (Vida de Greta Garbo, Cómicos del Cine), he was Chief Editor of La Gaceta Literaria, a music and literary critic, revolutionary novelist (Los Pobres contra los Ricos, Reparto de Tierras), storyteller, poet and playwright.

In 1956, he set off on a journey of several thousand kilometers to document and write a chronicle of China which was then under the rule of Mao Tse Tung. The result was a journalistic and literary document, unpublished until now, which covers a fascinating combination of popular legends and folk wisdom, customs and landscapes, which provides the reader with a humane and social vision of this giant Asiatic power.

Gonzalo Santonja, Professor of Spanish Literature at the Complutense University of Madrid, Managing Director of the Castillian and Leonés Institute of Language and a specialist in the Silver Age of Spanish literature, the Civil War and exile, wrote the prologue and compiled this volume.

Darse. Autobiografía y testimonios

This conscientious selection of autobiographical tests and essays by Victoria Ocampo (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1890 – Beccar, Buenos Aires, 1979) enables us to appreciate the most valuable pieces of her work from the “burning disorder” which is how she herself described her work. The result is one of the greatest accomplishments in Spanish autobiographical literature. This book reflects the friendship the author enjoyed with intellectuals of the period, such as Ortega y Gasset, Virginia Woolf, Tagore, Borges or Stravinsky and includes witty reflections on jealousy, adultery, love and the art of “deciphering a face”. Some of the tragic figures from the century make a brief and albeit painful appearance, such as the French writer, Drieu La Rochelle.

Luis Buñuel o la mirada de la Medusa

Carlos Fuentes (Panamá 1928 – Mexico D.F. 2012) and Luis Buñuel (Calanda, 1900-Mexico D.F. 1983) are two names that resonate strongly in the Ibero American culture of the 20th century. The first, the recipient of a Cervantes Prize, and one of the major representatives of the Ibero American literary boom; the second, a pioneer of Spanish film and one of the most universal and far-reaching film directors, who influenced the collective thinking of writers, such as García Márquez, Cortázar, Vargas Llosa and Donoso, thanks to his visual and narrative cosmology.

Luis Buñuel o la mirada de la Medusa, an unfinished and unpublished essay by Carlos Fuentes on the great filmmaker, has been, until now, the property of the University of Princeton in the USA. It is now available for readers, together with formerly unpublished letters written between both artists, and which illustrate the process and context of this work, revealing both their relationship and personalities, against the backdrop of the revolution of May 1968. The visionary capacity of Buñuel, the legacy of realism and surrealism, Sade and the religion or presence of the Hispanic trinity –Don Quixote, Don Juan and La Celestina are all reflected in this work, which is beyond labels and is brimming with humanism.

Javier Herrera Navarro (Murcia, 1951), librarian and art historian and one of the great specialists in the figure of Buñuel, is the author of an impressive body of works including Las Hurdes de Buñuel. Evidencia fílmica, estética y lenguaje (2007) and Luis Buñuel en su archivo (2015)




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