LITERATURE

Publications

Fundación Banco Santander contributes to literature by publishing the Fundamental Works Collection—which resurrects works by writers whom history has unjustly consigned to oblivion—and the Fundamental Works Notebooks, compilations of unpublished texts by well- known authors. Its efforts to recover forgotten writers and literature offer readers genuine cultural treasures that would otherwise remain inaccessible.

In the course of 2017, the foundation added the following volumes to its literary collection:

César M. Arconada

César M. Arconada
 

Andanzas por la nueva China
This volume in the Fundamental Works Collection retrieves a hitherto unpublished literary and journalistic narrative of travels through China in 1956 by César M. Arconada (Astudillo, Palencia, 1898–Moscow, 1964). Legends, folk wisdom, customs and landscapes are interwoven in a human and social survey of the Asian country.

The editor and author of the foreword is Gonzalo Santoja, professor of Spanish Literature at the Complutense University of Madrid, director of the Institute of Language of Castile-León and an expert on the Silver Age of Spanish literature.

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Carmen Laforet

Carmen Laforet y Elena Fortún
 

De corazón y alma (1948-1952)
A Fundamental Works Notebook dedicated to two key authors in 20th-century Spanish literature: Elena Fortún (Madrid, 1886–1952), creator of the well-known character 'Celia', and Carmen Laforet (Barcelona, 1921–Madrid, 2004), whose first novel, Nada, won the Nadal Prize in 1947.

The book contains the unpublished correspondence between the two women over the eight years prior to Fortún’s death and reveals the nature of their friendship. The editors and authors of the foreword are Laforet’s daughters, Cristina and Silvia Cerezales, and Nuria Capdevila-Argüelles, professor at the University of Exeter.

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Digitalización

Digitisation
 

Fundamental Works Collection
With a view to increasing the circulation of Fundación Banco Santander’s literary catalogue, in 2017 all the volumes published in the Fundamental Works Collection since it was founded in 1995 were converted to e-book format.

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Dramatised Readings

Debates