1675593390 The failed Nadal Prize by Manuel Vilas the posthumous novel

The failed Nadal Prize by Manuel Vilas, the posthumous novel by Begoña Huertas and other books of the week

The writer Manuel Vilas, 2019 in Barcelona.The writer Manuel Vilas, 2019 in Barcelona.©Consuelo Bautista

The temptation to recreate a fictional and beginningless past. It is based on Las tempestálidas, the book by the Bulgarian Gueorgui Gospodinov, which tells how the creation of clinics for the production of the past, which act as “sanctuaries” to alleviate the effects of Alzheimer’s and senile dementia, give way to a world in which the countries are the ones who, in their capacity as patients of history, want to recreate their supposedly best moments.

In another reviewed book, Irene, a widow, is an angel of love. And it is expressed through the picturesque ritual of sleeping with strangers in order to reach the heavenly vision of Marce, her deceased husband, at the moment of orgasm. Manuel Vilas’ latest book, Nosotros, begins as the perfect novel to celebrate impeccable and everlasting love, but ends up calling it into question.

Another notable title is El sótano, the posthumous novel by the Asturian writer Begoña Huertas, who died last November. It’s a beautiful exercise in finding strength and courage where they aren’t there, and in which he talks about his illness, his body, and whether there’s any point in “trying to write a novel with a dirty and criminal medical plot to write. “.

In addition, Babelia’s critics have reviewed the poetry collections Deseo de ser árbol by Ángelo Néstore and Corpórea. Poetry 2010-2022, by Marta Sanz; the fiction passed for reality that Marbot tells. A Biography, by Wolfgang Hildesheimer; the essay A Kidnapped West by Milan Kundera; and Ideas Notebook by HP Lovecraft, a book of brief notes, drawings, and ideas that the American writer used to develop his fiction.

Cover of 'The Storms' by Gueorgui Gospodinov

The Bulgarian writer describes a world immersed in an uncertain present and a potentially devastating future tempted to recreate the past. Review by Patricio Pron.

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The hymn to impeccable and eternal love, which the latest novel by the author of “Ordesa” offers at first, becomes the story of a morbid and harmful self-deception. Review by Domingo Ródenas de Moya.

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The best thing about the novel by the Asturian writer who died last November is that it does without a fiction that hides the desire to let yourself go. Criticism of Carlos Zanon.

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The poems in this book break with the repressive conventions of a sexuality that resists male normativity and rejects its outward signs. Review by Luis Bagué Quilez.

Cover of 'Corporea.  Poetry 2012-2022', by Marta Sanz

This collection of poetry naturally offers the transition from the most refined culture and reading and travel experience to the most irreverent perversion and carnality. Criticism of Manuel Rico.

Cover of 'Marbot.  A Biography”, by Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Everything surrounding the fake autobiographed character is real thanks to the narrative magic of the German writer who managed to take his fiction as true. Review by Angela Molina.

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In a 1983 essay, the Czech writer focused on Russia’s imperial dreams, the desire to conquer as many peoples as possible. Review by Monika Zgustova.

Cover of 'Notebook of Ideas' by HP Lovecraft

A book brings together the brief notes with the ideas later developed by the English writer who understood that horror is only achieved by avoiding showing the character that causes it. Criticism of José María Guelbenzu.

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