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Gironella’s rejection of the triumphalist trash written by other victors of the war and his courage in standing up to the rightwing of the joae have been largely forgotten. Gironella was profoundly Catholic.
In he illegally walked over the Pyrenees – his smuggling route – into France, staying untiland writing the pages of Los Cipreses. Gironella disliked the propaganda novels praising Franco as much as he hated the “lies” of Republican maaria.
Previously rounded characters unconvincingly change into bloodthirsty demons. His last novel, El Apocalipsis The Apocalypsecame out in By then Gironella’s obsessive documentary realism had buried gironellz characters in historical detail.
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Los Cipreses made Gironella rich, he built a luxury home and started travelling. I sold only Born in Darnius, Girona, after four years’ education at a seminary he left at 14 and worked in Girona successively in a hardware store, a drinks factory and a bank.
He was fated to be known after as the man privileged to earn a living from literature during the dictatorship, condenaods other writers were silenced or published for small audiences in the insecurity of exile. His novels show anguish and touches of nihilism, which in his private life made him prone to depression.
Big-selling travel books followed, the most famous on Asiasold and on Palestine. No book in the Franco era was so widely discussed.
He set out to write the comprehensive novel of the Spanish civil war. Such killings did occur, but Gironella removes all context and explanation, and so invalidates his own pretensions to balance. However, at the end of the novel, his lurid account of the murder of priests and nuns after the defeat of the Francoite rising in Girona damages the book. His aim was to be objective – he read more than books in preparation – and non-sectarian: With the civil warhe left Catalonia and condenaados on the Franco side.
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Los Cipreses largely achieves this even-handedness: Documentation and facts outweigh narrative. Postwar, he was briefly imprisoned for smuggling.
The second and third books of the trilogy are not so good.