Home» Spain» Rafael Chirbes» Crematorio [The Crematorium] Spain the day Franco died in La caída de Madrid [The Fall of Madrid], Chirbes now gives us . “Rafael Chirbes is one of the most remarkable authors on the Spanish scene his book Crematorio has also returned to the lime light thanks to a new TV series . Title, Crematorio. Author, Rafael Chirbes. Publisher, Círculo de Lectores, ISBN, X, Length, pages. Export Citation.

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It is centred around corruption in the construction industry and, of course, we now know what that led to.

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He is a man totally without scruples. He has made deals with a shady Russian character called Traian. We have the advantage of knowing what will happen to Spain as a result. Chirbes autodefines himself as a firm advocate of realism: Through all of these characters, we learn rafael chirbes crematorio a society that is totally corrupt, totally shallow and totally without values.

Crematorio Edition Spanish Edition Dec 30, The results of rafael chirbes crematorio ill-advised investment are predictable, and the book follows him as he formulates a dramatic plan to make restitution.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. But according to its author, the plot is not really important. As the novel begins, we learn that Esteban has rafael chirbes crematorio put up the home and business as collateral for an investment in housing developments, gripped by the fever for cheap credit and easy money that spread over the globe.

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When this book was first published the Spanish economy was booming, thanks in part to corruption. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Of course, this novel is not available in English and is probably not likely rafael chirbes crematorio be. Dealing as it does rafael chirbes crematorio the political and economic situation rafael chirbes crematorio Spain, publishers have assumed, probably correctly, that this would be of limited interest to English speakers.

She is portrayed as a woman who enjoys the luxuries of being the wife of a rich man — smart clothes, beauty salons, lunches with her friend Menchu.

Set in a desolate landscape in which appear prostitutes, mafiosi, field hands, unemployed, businessmen, workers, retired, pedophiles, terrorists, cocaine addicts, immigrants -Romanese, Latin American, and Arab- and a carpenter forced to close shop.

Rafael chirbes crematorio the Edge traffics rafael chirbes crematorio acute descriptions of the failed economy of the Spanish coast: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In Spain it was so successful that it was made into an eight-part TV series also not available in English. Of course, such corruption is not unique to Spain. Another first-class novel from Spain not available to English speakers. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Chirbes shows through his characters — the ones mentioned and others — that not only is Spain not just sunshine, as one of the characters says, but is much more and that much more is not pretty. Chirbes structures the book rafael chirbes crematorio a mosaic, which can be intensely disorienting.

The plot is summarized as follows: Provide feedback about this page. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Previous Page 1 2 3 Next Page. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Later we see a gaggle of roadside prostitutes in plastic chairs, underdressed and shivering in the weak winter sun.