“The veins and lilies. Juan Ceyles Dominguez, Juan Ceyles Dominguez. Malaga, The Celestial Bull 2022

By Maria Jose Perez

Amelina Correa just added a book to her growing collection of publications. The book is divided into two parts: ‘Hidden With Christ in God’ and ‘Hidden With Christ in God. Five centuries of spiritual literature in Granada with a woman’s voice’ is the title of the first, which is an authentic essay on the unique characteristics of the lives and writings of these authors, who, thirty in number, ranging from the 16th to the 20th century, the second part of the volume is dedicated in the form of a dictionary-anthology. While very little information is available about many of them, he has done extensive research to find new biographical data and access previously unknown texts.

Many of their vital avatars suffered from serious illnesses, which they were able to overcome with unbreakable strength. As they often tell, some of the women who committed mortifications, which were the result of a spirituality that was their time, may now seem atrocious. It is common for these writers to begin writing at the request of their confessors. They ask them to record their supernatural experiences, such as visions, hearings and stigmata. . As Teresa de Jesus already stated, the ecclesiastical authority has always been suspicious of singularities in women throughout history. The censor had so many words removed from her paragraph that it was impossible to decipher until the 20th Century. He transforms the critical into prayer using a skillful technique.

We are grateful to Amelina Correa for giving us this book. First, for his focus on a group that is as obscure as it is fertile. This includes the mystics and visionaries, as well as women who have a reputation of being holy in their own time (“living saints”) Second, for the extensive research into the conventual archives that was behind the rescue from oblivion. It presents these figures to us with a select bibliography. Additionally, the textual universe of each author is illuminated. This would not be possible because they are rare or unpublished texts.

Francisco Morales Lomas (ed.): ‘The powerful narrative of Antonio Munoz Molina. Peter Lang, Brussels 2022

By Albert Tores

The invaluable work of the Andalusian Society of Critics and Writers in the field cultural management is unrivalled. All of it is sealed with incontestable facts. This masterful, indisputable work by Antonio Munoz Molina is worth a look. This work has been endorsed by many authors. Morales Lomas introduces us to the tissues in this essay, which is a source for mandatory consultation, due to its plurality and lucidity.

A general, but also explicit, approach to his works is provided with a special focus on a book as broad as it is deep, such as “La noche de los tiempo”, narrative perspectives addressed Morales Lomas. The noir novel and criminal discourse, as well as works by Fernando Valverde or Nieves Garcia Prados, will be the subject of study. A third chapter will be dedicated to melancholy, silence, Munoz Molina’s basic construction axis. Jose Antonio Santano and Antonio Varo Baena will then move on to the field memory and its emblems with Rafael Ruiz Pleguezuelos’ contributions. Jose Maria Barrera focuses on literature and history, identity, exile and autobiography, and focuses primarily on Sefarad’.

The fifth section will be devoted to literary poetry and its influence on his novel. This is done by Raquel Lanseros, with reference to the beautiful collection of texts called ‘Pura Alegria’. Antonio Rodriguez Jimenez will take ‘Winter in Lisbon’. Instead, we will move on to literary discourse and to the ethical question. We even get to a serene, urgent civic rebellion with an ethics-political analysis ‘Todo Lo que era solid’ by Manuel Angel Vazquez Medel. Professor Remedios Garcia Garcia begins with a book by Munoz Montero and Garcia Montero titled ‘Why literature is not useful’. This deep and precise look examines the concepts of uselessness and usefulness of art, education, and culture, and establishes criteria and justifications for criticizing cultural policies.

We would, however, keep Remedios Sanchez’s consideration in her book “So let thirty years go by”. Internal History of Spanish Poetry 1958-2018: “That is, to overcome wasteful aestheticism without losing sight the ethical commitment made by the poet to the society in which he speaks, which implies a return of biographism and its connection to tradition. The last block of the book explores literary influences by Luis Antonio Espejo.

Luis Alberto de Cuenca. Alhulia, Mirto Academia Collection. Grenada, 2022

By Miguel Arnas Coronado

It’s not necessary to mention the great intellectual category Luis Alberto de Cuenca holds: translator, essayist columnist and writer. He is now the correspondent for Madrid of The Academy of Good Letters of Granada and publishes eight articles in the Mirto Academia collection. They cover everything from biblical stories that were shown in cinema to Borgesian allusions about the classical world.

A review of his translations, particularly those from classical Greek, is what he does. He also reflects on Marcus Aurelius’s life and work. An exciting look at the fantasies of Greco-Roman literature leads to a nostalgic review and review of Austral titles, which many of us discovered about the classic literature that has influenced us all our lives. We met years ago in conversation and became acquainted through our shared literary passions, love of comics, and childhood together as a couple.

Noelia Hontoria, Ediciones B. Barcelona, 2021

By Francisco Morales Lomas

The red thread is the invisible thread to which all of us are attached. Angelo, a young writer with his thoughts about love and life is the protagonist. Angelo’s great-grandfather Aaron, a musician, allowed his love to escape. Angelo will not make the same mistake. This love story will be reconstructed over many generations.

The work is characterized by analepses, prolepsies, and sometimes sentimental language. It has the feel of a romance novel, and contains keys that are its own in a story that spans many European countries. Hontoria is a Motril writer who lives in Madrid.

Alberto Monterroso: The Sphere of Books. Madrid, 2022

By Fernando Barea

The presence of three Roman Emperors from the then Hispanic region was already highlighted in books resulting from social-Catholic education. They were Trajan, Hadrian and Theodosius. Marco Aurelio, who was as influential as them as well as the author of the vital ‘Meditations’, was not mentioned.

Alberto Monterroso provides a detailed account of rulers who were born on their native soil in “Emperadores de Hispania”. This is based on primary sources, and written in an easy-to-read style.