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Castellano
Número de páginas: 
352
Dimensiones: 190 cm × 110 cm × 0 cm
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978-84-87198-65-6

Esta primera parte de la trilogía de igual título [Granada (trilogía), publicada en 2008 (vid. supra, letras, 33)] nos muestra, a través de una saga familiar de moriscos del barrio granadino del Albaicín, la pérdida de Alándalus, cómo los granadinos musulmanes vivieron la muerte de su cultura y la transformación de su ciudad.

«Con una notable capacidad descriptiva, Ashur evoca algunos de los más tristes capítulos de la historia de España: la quema de libros en lengua arábiga en la plaza de Bibarrambla; el cierre de los baños del Albaicín, un regalo para la vista y el cuerpo; el confinamiento de un combatiente en la rebelión de las Alpujarras; el suplicio sufrido a manos de la Inquisición por una mujer, acusada de brujería y apostasía. Crónica, por tanto, de una época mezquina en la que conseguir un libro constituía un delito, en la que el estudio requería cautela y ocultación?

»No falta en el libro un sutil sentido del humor, y, cuando alguno de los personajes se pregunta qué es lo que está pasando (?que el enemigo luche contra uno es comprensible, pero cómo se comprende que cierren los baños?), la explicación no es menos delirante que las que llevaron a los cristianos a defender una serie de inverosímiles obsesiones, esos absurdos casticismos que Américo Castro se dedicó a denunciar».

Berta Vias, «Duelos y quebrantos», El País/Babelia, 14/10/2000

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ASHUR, RADWA

1946 - An Egyptian novelist. Radwa Ashour (also Ashur) is a novelist, short-story writer, literary critic, and university professor from Egypt. She earned her M.A. in comparative literature from Cairo University (1972) and her Ph.D. in African-American literature from the University of Massachusetts (1975). She is professor of English literature at Ain Shams University, Cairo, and is active in the Committee for the Defense of National Culture. In addition to academic literary studies in both Arabic and English, Ashour has published prize-winning fiction: Her novel Gharnata (Grenada, 1994), first of a trilogy on the Muslim community in Spain during the period of the Spanish Inquisition, has garnered much praise for its subtle historical focus, beautiful descriptive writing, and rendering of gender and generational relations; the second and third parts were published as Maryama, wa al-rahil in 1995. She had already published three novels that differed widely in technique and theme - Hajar dafi, Khadija wa-Sawsan, and Siraj - and a travel memoir, al-Rihla; since then, she has published an autobiographical novel, Atyaf, that plays with conventions of authorship and the inside/outside of the text, and a volume of linked short stories in the form of reports by an elusive narrator, playing ironically with the notion of an authorial double and perhaps with the still-prevalent critical tendency to equate the characters created by female writers with the author herself (Taqarir al-Sayyida Ra). Ashour has published critical studies on West African literature, on the Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani, on Kahlil Gibran, and on William Blake; she has also published a collection of critical essays (Sayyadu al-dhakira). Several of her short stories have been translated into English (My Grandmother's Cactus), and in 2003 an English translation of Gharnata was in press.<BR><BR>http://www.answers.com/topic/radwa-ashour<BR>