by. Joan Sales,. Peter Bush Joan Sales fought on the Madrid and Aragon fronts before fleeing into exile. . “pobra canícula, també la seva glòria és incerta. Uncertain Glory (in Catalan Incerta glòria) is a novel from the Catalan-language writer and editor Joan Sales, first published in September and extended in . Joan Sales i Vallès (Barcelona, November 19, – November 12, ) was a Catalan Since its imprint, el Club Editor, he will offer to the public his work Uncertain glory (“Incerta glòria”), that do not appeared in definitive edition until

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The protagonists are former student friends from Barcelona and a brother in arms, all drawn to anarchism. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Drawing metaphors from putrefying donkeys and a mule’s festering sores, this realist novel also juggles with ideas, from existentialism to incerga, Spinoza to Stendhal the author translated Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov into Catalan.

Where Orwell encountered rats, Sales notes “battalions and brigades of flies”. Want to Read Slaes Reading Read. Antifascists burn churches and beat priests to death, hardening support for Franco among their victims. Retrieved 18 January Learn more about Amazon Prime. Some of the sharpest satire is reserved for the “revolutionary carnival”, as Barcelona’s well-to-do hide in exaggerated proletarian garb.


Seen through Spanish eyes, Uncertain Glory — originally published in and now available in Peter Bush’s superb English translation — was the first Catalan novel to depict the civil war from the defeated, republican side. Read more Read less. In exile, he drove a deeply glpria journal, Quaderns de l’Exili — The writing of the novel lasted twenty-three years, expanded and worked incessantly.


Meanwhile, jooan a curtain raiser for the s, anarchist “free love” gkoria exposed as yet another pretext for unscrupulous men to leave women holding the baby. It reflects a pain that survives any propaganda from two factions: Despite his allegiances, Sales avoids a simplistic division into good and evil.

However, the virtue of his style is to be direct and simple and also captures the freshness of many authentic expressions, without ceasing to be a literary Catalan, with many philosophical and literary quotations. Show 25 25 50 All.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. No trivia or quizzes yet. Inhe went into exile in France and then, inin the Dominican Republic, and from there, to Mexico in Silvia rated it did not like it Jan 04, Quotes from Uncertain Glory. He affiliated with Unified Socialist Party of Cataloniawhich will leave soon.


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The final part is the retrospective wartime memoir of Cruells, a oncerta adjutant and would-be priest of the slums, who aspires to saving the couple’s informal marriage but has his own crisis of faith. Uncertain Glory, by Joan Sales. He worked there as linotypist. Hardcoverpages.

When his father’s business goes to ruin, the family is determined to remain at Vallclara. For years, the Catalans have been fools.

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There are shafts of humour. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Joan Sales acted very young in opposition to the dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera.

The novel is divided into four parts whose backdrop is the Spanish Civil War on the front and the rear of the Republicans.