Regenta II, La (Spanish Edition)

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With its frank sexuality and searing critique of the Church, La Regenta scandalized contemporary Spain when it was first published in 1885.

Married to the retired magistrate of Vetusta, Ana Ozores cares deeply for her much older husband but feels stifled by the monotony of her life in the shabby and conservative provincial town. When she embarks on a quest for fulfillment through religion and even adultery, a bitter struggle begins between a powerful priest and a would-be Don Juan for the passionate young woman’s body and soul. Spain’s answer to Madame Bovary, La Regenta wittily depicts the complacent and frivolous world of the upper class.

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Leopoldo Alas (1852–1901) was the author of another novel, Su único hijo, short stories and critical essays.
John Rutherford is a fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford, and award-winning translator of the Penguin Classics edition of Don Quixote. For his translation of La Regenta he was decorated by King Juan Carlos of Spain.

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Book Description CASTALIA EDITORIAL, 2005. Book Condition: Nuevo. Romanticismo de la desilusión, putridez naturalista y refinamiento predecadente no impiden la radical sensibilidad cristiana, de cristianismo tradicional, que subyace a La Regenta. (.)La acumulación de males y malvados en la novela de Leopoldo Alas (que remite a un espacio histórico-social concreto: la angosta España de la Restauración, saturada de hierocracia tradicionalista y de inmundo materialismo enmascarado de progreso) edifica un ejemplo moral del ocaso del cristianismo: la infinita aspiración amorosa del alma en diaria lucha con un mundo corrompido que mezcla, transforma y envilece el apetito de la carne y la ansiedad de Dios.La novela envuelve un mensaje ético de diáfana estirpe cristiana: el poder vivificador del sufrimiento. Mientras Ana Ozores sufre, la imaginación, la sensibilidad, la voluntad, el pensamiento se mueven, crecen, estallan, se rehacen. Qué silencio, en cambio, tan pronto cae en la satisfacción del deseo material o cuando deriva hacia la somnolencia vegetativa.(De la Introducción de Gonzalo Sobejano). Bookseller Inventory # ALO0018758

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