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On a Bender (A Esmorga)

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On a Bender (A Esmorga)

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With content previously suppressed by Franco's government, On a Bender (A Esmorga) is the retelling of a fateful few days in the life of a raucous group of Galician men hellbent on a drinking session. On a Bender is a legendary piece of Galician writing, and when it first appeared helped to consolidate Galician prose during a crucial period of cultural struggle and linguistic resistance to Spain. Ostensibly set toward the end of the nineteenth century, its confessional style and subtle evocation of repressive authority leaves the reader in no doubt as to its implicit criticism of the Franco regime. The term esmorga in Galician refers to a prolonged bout of drinking and mayhem, and the novel centres on three friends on one such extended and peripatetic binge which culminates in tragedy. The main characters are all marginalised in some way, and the novel s impact and resonance lies in its stark and unflinching gaze upon violence, sexuality, illness (both physical and mental), and extremes of human behaviour. On a Bender is the first translation of A Esmorga into English and the first translation of the newly-restored version into any language.

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Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. With content previously suppressed by Franco's government, On a Bender (A Esmorga) is the retelling of a fateful few days in the life of a raucous group of Galician men hellbent on a drinking session. On a Bender is a legendary piece of Galician writing, and when it first appeared helped to consolidate Galician prose during a crucial period of cultural struggle and linguistic resistance to Spain. Ostensibly set toward the end of the nineteenth century, its confessional style and subtle evocation of repressive authority leaves the reader in no doubt as to its implicit criticism of the Franco regime. The term esmorga in Galician refers to a prolonged bout of drinking and mayhem, and the novel centres on three friends on one such extended and peripatetic binge which culminates in tragedy. The main characters are all marginalised in some way, and the novel s impact and resonance lies in its stark and unflinching gaze upon violence, sexuality, illness (both physical and mental), and extremes of human behaviour. On a Bender is the first translation of A Esmorga into English and the first translation of the newly-restored version into any language. Seller Inventory # ARN9780954088194

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