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La catedral del mar (Spanish Edition)

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  • Ildefonso Falcones, casado y padre de cuatro hijos, es abogado y ejerce en Barcelona. La catedral del mar, su primera novela se convirtió en un éxito editorial mundial sin precedentes, reconocida tanto por los lectores como la crítica y publicada ...

    As we can tell by the fulsome quote from Qué Leer on the back cover of my edition, which proclaims that “Barcelona ya tiene su Los pilares de la Tierra” (Now Barcelona has its Pillars of the Earth), the novel has been heavily marketed for its resemblance to this 1989 doorstopper by , . As the eagle-eyed (and elephant-memoried) among you will remember, I set to reading Pillars of the Earth itself (all 1076 pages of it), partly as preparation for getting down to La catedral del mar. It’s taken me a little longer than I anticipated to get around to it, but now that I have, how did Catedral measure up to its illustrious predecessor?

  • Ultimately, the critical / marketing tactic of trying to squeeze La Catedral del mar into the mould created by The Pillars of the Earth really isn’t doing either book any favours. I think there’s a lot more to be said about Catedral as a building-block in the projection of Catalan identity at another moment of profound social change (i.e. today), and I think that the role of the digressions in creating a universalising historical framework for what is essentially a localized fictional story is ripe for a more detailed study. But that would involve rereading the novel and paying attention to those digressions. And that, my friends, is a job for somebody who isn’t me. Volunteers?

    ARQ. LOURDES RANGEL SEMIÓTICA EN LA ARQUITECTURA 09 DE DICIEMBRE DEL 2008
    JAVIER DE JESÚS ACHA GARCÍA NOVENO SEMESTRE
    LA CATEDRAL DEL MAR AUTOR: ILDEFONSO FALCONES ED. GRIJALBO

    La cattedrale del mare
    Titolo originale La catedral del mar
    Autore Ildefonso Falcones
    1ª ed. originale 2006
    Genere Romanzo
    Sottogenere Romanzo storico
    Lingua originale spagnolo

  • Guest More than 1 year ago
    Life in the fourteenth century Barcelona where the city is at its peak--the peasant fishermen decide to build, with money from some, and hard work from others, the biggest cathedral near the ocean: Santa Maria del Mar. The construction of the cathedral draws a parallel life to the protagonist, Arnau, a peasant who's violated by his feudal lord on his wedding night. He escapes to Barcelona, where he earns citizenship and with it, his freedom. He starts carrying rocks for the cathedral's construction, and then he plays a major role in defending the city from its enemies. In doing so, he saves the Jewish population and is adopted by a one of them who makes him his apprentice and then a merchant. But with privileges also come the envy and treason from his enemies landing him in trouble with the inquisition.... br/ La Catedral del Mar is the story where loyalty, vengeance, treason, love, disease, and war mix in a world marked by religious intolerance, ambition, and social status. All of these factors make this novel not only a page-turner, but also the most fascinating and ambitious recreation of the feudal age.

    Gines Garcia Millan attends the presentation of the new TV series 'La Catedral del mar' ('The Cathedral of the Sea') on August 23, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.

La Catedral del Mar (Sta. Maria del Mar)

SANTA MARIA DEL MAR: LA CATEDRAL DEL MAR(Youtube)SANTA MARIA DEL MAR. CONSTRUÏDA EL SEGLE XIV. EXEMPLE DEL GÒTIC CATALÀ. UNA MAGNÍFICA ACÚSTICA MILLOR QUE MOLTES SALES DE CONCERTS. AL BARRI DE LA RIBERA DE BARCELONA.