The Queen usually inaugurates the Book Fair every year and takes the opportunity to visit booths of publishers or bookstores that she likes. However, as this edition the inauguration coincided with the last day of the municipal election campaign, could not keep the appointment. However, that does not mean that it has not been passed through the Paseo de Coches del Parque del Retiro afterwards. Doña Letizia passed around half an hour between the booths accompanied by a small and discreet security team. Besides, We know that he took the opportunity to collect books.
The Queen visited the booths of Altamarea, Acantilado, Machado, Siruela and Silex. In the latter, Doña Letizia was interested for the collection of queen consorts, a book that reviews the history of the wives of kings that formed part of the medieval courts. He also asked for a book about one of the most important film directors in history: Total Kubrick by Sergio Peral.
Queen consorts: The queens of Castile between the 11th and 15th centuries (WITHOUT THE COLLECTION)
Total Kubrick: How he changed the course of Hollywood cinema (Clapperboard)
However, there were other titles for which the ex-journalist ended up opting in other booths and we present them to you below:
The walk, robert walser
The life of Robert Walser is one of the most exciting tragedies in Central European literature of this century. Self-taught, wandering and endowed with a look capable of eviscerating reality with the mildest irony, Walser used the few years in which he could write, before succumbing to a hereditary mental illness, writing about a daily life populated with characters and impressions. who come when the night is darkest. In The walkthe poet goes for a walk and before his eyes alternate the beauty of life and the absurdity of the conventions of societythe sound of a singing voice and the spectacle of the great theater of the world.
The use of the photo, Annie Ernaux and Marc Marie
Fourteen photographs taken with her lover, Marc Marie, articulate this love story marked by the breast cancer suffered by Annie Ernaux (Nobel Prize for Literature): “Often, from the beginning of our relationship, I had been fascinated discovering when I woke up the table with the remains of dinner, the displaced chairs, our mixed clothes, thrown on the floor anywhere the eve night making love. It was a different landscape each time. I wonder why the idea of photographing it didn’t occur to me sooner. Or why I never proposed it to any man. Perhaps I thought there was something vaguely embarrassing about it , or unworthy. Maybe, too, it’s because I could only do it with that man at that period of my life.”
The use of the photo (NARRATIVE)
The city of God by Pier Paolo Pasolini
An anthology of articles and stories that Pier Paolo Pasolini wrote mostly in the fifties, recently arrived from Friuli to a Rome that was still strange and already beloved, a grotesque and poetic backdrop for these pages published for the first time in Spain. Pasolini was, at that time, a young man with little money, a fragile reputation as a poet, and a voracious literary ambition. In the texts of him traces a colorful sociocultural fresco of postwar Roman lifemade up of images of pure, stark, moving truthfulness and narrative delicacy.
The City of God: 08 (Narrative)
Letters to HawthorneHerman Meville
We will never know what Melville and Hawthorne were talking about when they stayed to smoke and drink brandy until late at night, but these letters, written between January 1851 and December 1852, have survived, in which Melville shared with his friend ideas and concerns about the composition of Moby Dick, truth in literature, providence, success, fame… His correspondence reveals a more precise and intimate image of the author than any other text. Also included are the well-known letters Agathaan extraordinary document that allows us to see how Melville approaches the creation process.
Letters To Hawthorne: Followed by Letters to My Children
literary essays, HP Lovecraft
“The oldest and most powerful human emotion is fear, and the oldest and strongest type of panic is the fear of the unknown.” With this statement begins one of the best-known essays by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, in a new edition and translation that he collects in this volume. the most complete version of his literary essays. Through Lovecraft’s interest in analysis and reflection on classical literature, going through the largest catalog of unusual and fantastic literature, these essays represent a fundamental set to understand the depth of her literary proposal. A whole new world to discover from one of the greatest horror writers of the 20th century.
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