Furia!

Vilallonga, Jose-Luis

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976
ISBN 10: 0297771051 / ISBN 13: 9780297771050
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London. 1976. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1st British Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Few Tears. 39. 153 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Tony Evora. 0297771051. keywords:. inventory # 13671. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A plane lands in Rome in August 1953 carrying the dead, dying or battered victims of an African rebel massacre. Among them is a thirty-year-old Spanish nun, Sister Luz del Amor Hermoso, dressed in civilian clothes and obviously pregnant. At the nearby convent, she is subjected to close questioning by the Mother Superior, during which her extraordinary story unfolds - her childhood in Granada, dominated by her alcoholic and adulterous father, an officer-hero of the fascist army in the Spanish Civil War; a man obsessed by the idea of his own death, who remembers the slaying of his mistress, a gipsy whore. It is this act which impels him to confront the event which is the core of his overwhelming feeling of guilt - his murder of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, ‘the honour of Spain’, in 1936, and of whose fame he was unaware at the time. As the interrogation continues, Sister Luz is forced to recall what happened to her in Africa - her arrival and life at the mission; its destruction by the rebels, whose chief takes her as his mistress; her ambivalence towards her subsequent violation by him; and her flight to Rome. Here she is unwilling to accept a world of bloodshed and violence, and her final act is one of defiance, to protect her unborn child. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Few Tears. Bookseller Inventory # 13671

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Title: Furia!
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: hardcover
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Vilallonga, Jose-Luis
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1976)
ISBN 10: 0297771051 ISBN 13: 9780297771050
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Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976. hardcover. 1st Edition. London. 1976. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1st British Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Few Tears. 153 pages. hardcover. José-Luis de Vilallonga, a Spanish grandee, was born in Madrid in 1929 and fought in the Civil War. He has worked as a journalist in Spain, bred horses in the Argentine, and took a leading part in the film Les Amants. He is a well known playwright and author and has lived in France since 1951. This latest novel is based on the historically correct facts surrounding the murder of the poet Lorca. Jacket design by Tony Evora. 0297771051. keywords: 41387. inventory # 13663. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A plane lands in Rome in August 1953 carrying the dead, dying or battered victims of an African rebel massacre. Among them is a thirty-year-old Spanish nun, Sister Luz del Amor Hermoso, dressed in civilian clothes and obviously pregnant. At the nearby convent, she is subjected to close questioning by the Mother Superior, during which her extraordinary story unfolds - her childhood in Granada, dominated by her alcoholic and adulterous father, an officer-hero of the fascist army in the Spanish Civil War; a man obsessed by the idea of his own death, who remembers the slaying of his mistress, a gipsy whore. It is this act which impels him to confront the event which is the core of his overwhelming feeling of guilt - his murder of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, ‘the honour of Spain’, in 1936, and of whose fame he was unaware at the time. As the interrogation continues, Sister Luz is forced to recall what happened to her in Africa - her arrival and life at the mission; its destruction by the rebels, whose chief takes her as his mistress; her ambivalence towards her subsequent violation by him; and her flight to Rome. Here she is unwilling to accept a world of bloodshed and violence, and her final act is one of defiance, to protect her unborn child. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Few Tears. Bookseller Inventory # 13663

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