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Incerta glòria, seguida d'El vent de la nit [EPUB] ✼ Incerta glòria, seguida d'El vent de la nit By Joan Sales – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Premi Joanot Martorell de , s una novel la dividida en quatre parts, que t com a centre neur lgic la guerra, presentada des de la perspectiva dels ven uts Es tracta, per , d una obra que l autor va an Premi Joanot Martorell de , s una seguida d'El MOBI ð novel la dividida en quatre parts, que t com a centre neur lgic la guerra, presentada des de la perspectiva dels ven uts Es tracta, per , d una obra que l autor va anar ampliant en les successives edicions i la traducci francesa, ja m s extensa que la catalana va suscitar cr tiques molt elogioses, i es va comparar el seu autor amb Dostoievski, Bernanos, Green La Incerta glòria, Kindle - quarta edicis ja la definitiva, per la darrera part aquella ampliada , que portava com a t tol ltimes not cies , esdevindr en la seg ent edici El vent de la nit, i ser independentDominada per tres amics joves, que van fer la guerra junts, les dues primeres parts recorren a la forma epistolar i ens presenten la vida al front d Arag cartes de Llu s al seu germ , i a la rereguarda escrits glòria, seguida d'El PDF ✓ de Trini, la companya de Llu s a Juli Soler s En canvi, les dues darreres s n les mem ries de Cruells, el tercer amic, un sacerdot, per amb un salt cronol gic important a El vent de la nit, on es reflecteix la Barcelona de postguerra fins a arribar a finals dels seixantaPer , al costat de la guerra, presentada sense cap maniqueisme i amb tota la seva cruesa, hi ha l amor que encarnen dues figures femenines, que freguen el mite, sobretot, la Carlana La novel la, de fet, cont una reflexi , profunda sobre el sentit i, especialment, sobre la dificultat de la vida, que nom s l amor il lumina, l amor hum , per tamb el div que la creu, un s mbol aut ntic representa Per , Incerta gl ria tracta tamb d altres temes cabdals, de la soledat de l home i del pas del temps, sobretot, mentre mitifica la joventut, aquesta gl ria incerta, fuga , per gl ria al cap i a la fi I s que, partint d una situaci concreta, l obra esdev tamb una reflexi universal sobre una poca dram tica, marcada per les guerres.


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  1. Caroline Caroline says:

    This is the first novel I have added to my favorites shelf in quite a while.Toward the end I began to feel echoes of The Brothers Karamazov with the three men Lluis, Soleras, and Cruells as counterparts to Ivan, Dmitri, and Alyosha, but only one woman Someone who d read Brothersrecently or was payingattention would have figured this out on page 50 It has been too long since I read Dostoyevski to pursue this, but surely the parallel is not unintentional Both novels are complex, This is the first novel I have added to my favorites shelf in quite a while.Toward the end I began to feel echoes of The Brothers Karamazov with the three men Lluis, Soleras, and Cruells as counterparts to Ivan, Dmitri, and Alyosha, but only one woman Someone who d read Brothersrecently or was payingattention would have figured this out on page 50 It has been too long since I read Dostoyevski to pursue this, but surely the parallel is not unintentional Both novels are complex, both intensely examine evil and faith, sin and human frailty There are so many threads here that it is impossible to say it s about One can say it s set in Barcelona and the Republican front during the Spanish Civil War The background of the tapestry is betrayal, both personal and political The personal betrayals takes place in front of us, while the mostly offstage political betrayal is the thickening murk that leads to undermining the Republican forces and staining its memory with atrocities Sales adeptly contrasts various types of political betrayal failed Cruells brief foray , double and equivocal Lamoneda and Soler s and truly self serving and evil Llibert And what of the lady in the castle Intimations, but nothing conclusive For indeed among the hundred conclusions here is that the masses never know what is in the mind of the feudal castle literal or figurative , or what people will do to stay there The people in the castle know the people s memories and opinions can easily be manipulated a dark patch in the tapestry will turn gray, then white, with a little judiciously applied bleach The student days of the protagonists, when they played at anarchistic gestures, shows how naive amateurs are when pitted against the old guard and amoral opportunists.So we have background, motif, and figures, now we need themes First and foremost, there is an examination of faith at every turn Sales pivots from formal Catholic religion to true faith and back again, over and over Both can be true and noble, or perverse and destructive Sales is hardest on the persecution of church and priests by the anarchists, but he also acknowledges deforming and joy killing effects on pre war life by a traditional church and many of its believers The Gospel teaches us to accept the Cross when its time comes, but doesn t it also say we should accept happiness Isn t that the greatest crime of all, to reject love, happiness and poetry, and nail them all to the cross Hallowed is happiness it is the end the Almighty wants for man and it is terrible to reject that Cruells He examines faith that is assumed or thrown off at various stages of life, and how one can understand whether one s faith is true and honest Here the dance among the triad of Trini with her half hearted conversion, Cruells the innocent with his childhood vocation, and Soler s with his tortuous recognition that he believes in spite of himself, is riveting Even Lluis asks himself in a respite from battle If God exists, he must have become man Why would he not have done such a thing How could he have left us so alone with that horrible thing they call intellect lucidity in the face of the nothingness, a meaningless glimmer lost in the eternal and endless darkness around us.Then there are the multiple ways we use one another, and whether such use is ever justified We start with the seemingly simple case of the lady in the castle who wants her natural children made legitimate Gradually the cases multiply and becomeintimate, with higher stakes They merge with other themes, with patriotism and betrayal Eventually the characters makes accusations of using other people that aren t true, but the atmosphere has become poisoned by repeated transgressions.And what does Uncertain Glory mean It is connected with the most fundamental question what is the point Why are we here Soleras asks over and over how to make anything noble of the mess between the obscene and the macabre between birth and death Early on we come to a truly obscene and macabre scene that combines attacks on Catholics, faith, using people, and nature to yield an image that shimmers underneath the surface for the rest of the novel Can there be any glory The term, sometimes in combination with uncertain and sometimes alone, keeps recurring We live in the hope that the Easter candle will be lit again come glorious Holy Saturday, that is, at the beginning of spring But there will be a year when it won t happen A year when spring won t return Have you never thought how April, that month of uncertain glory, escapes our grasp And uncertain or not, it is the only glory So, back to our Easter candles in a rant by the seemingly mad Soleras, early on I returned to old Olegaria s really late She can t go to bed until I m back even though she s not cooking my supper any She sat in a low chair by the fire, for it gets cold at night poor summer, your glory is uncertain too Lluis You won t live twice, your seconds are ticking on towards the void like the saffron petals the Parral is sweeping awayand those seconds could be wonderful I would give anything for a moment of glory Lluis A dark instinct stirred inside me perhapsvegetable than animal, spurring the spread of powerful and dominating life, like one of those walnut trees on the banks of the River Parral with fantastic roots, to spread a race of godsEritis sicut dii, our most secret desire, the uncertain glory for which Adam exchanged the quiet, certain glory of Paradise Lluis So what is real glory Lluis Love and war, killing and its opposite Soler s What drives them the soldiers, as a rout drives the Republicans in ever diminishing numbers back towards the Pyrenees Not the cause nobody knows what that is but glory, which is something everyone feels But what glory, O my God, what kind of glory, if nobody will every know the names of so many soldiers who have fallen in so many battles Posterity How foolish If posterity had to remember all those who have died in one battle out of the many, all those whose names are written on sand Cruells At bottom, I think Sales asks what we should do as political animals What is the moral action in war Trini s father is a lifelong anarchist, but also a complete pacifist, even when it comes to facing the fascist threat He says My love, if we don t intend to be pacifists all the time, we might as well never be In peacetime we should prepare ourselves for war war is something you don t do, or you do properly What was the point of all the years of pacifist, anti miltary propaganda if at the moment of truth we ve allowed ourselves to be dragged into fighting a war The only point in fact was to ensure that in the end our poor soldiers at the front would fight in inferior conditions everything has to be improvisedIf we aren t pacifists to the end, accepting all the consequences, it is a crime to be pacifist all we every prepared was the bloody disasters that our fighters, who nobody ever trained for war, are experiencing nowso the militarist and the Falange would have won straightaway So what It would have madesense to let them win without offering resistance and as they re going to win anyway let s not fool ourselves at least we d have been spared the bloodshed, arson and looting that only bring dishonor upon us And yet the novel is so muchthan this There is wonderful nature writing, about the Spanish landscape, weather, the heavens Wonderful secondary characters, especially Lluis s uncle, a capitalist who watches the anarchists take over and ineptly ruin his noodle factory Incredible writing when Soler s rants into the night in feverish wandering explorations and evasions I am reading now about equivocation in the period of the Gunpowder Plot, and it seems apt here as well While the novel is set during the Civil War, and much of it occurs near the front, there are very few battle scenes There is instead investigation of lives lived in such intensity love, sex, drink, memory, faith, betrayal, and confession.Obviously, highly recommended


  2. Matt Ely Matt Ely says:

    Torn on the rating I d give it 4.5 stars if I could, but I rounded up for the number of amazing passages I felt myself underlining If it drags too long on certain sections, especially the first, it absolutely makes up for that with the rest Ultimately, though, what s great about this novel is truly great While set in the Spanish Civil War, it tells the story from a perspective that is uncommon in novels on the subject or war novels in general Written by a former Republican officer, Uncertai Torn on the rating I d give it 4.5 stars if I could, but I rounded up for the number of amazing passages I felt myself underlining If it drags too long on certain sections, especially the first, it absolutely makes up for that with the rest Ultimately, though, what s great about this novel is truly great While set in the Spanish Civil War, it tells the story from a perspective that is uncommon in novels on the subject or war novels in general Written by a former Republican officer, Uncertain Glory refuses to glorify any lost causes It gives clear description of the absurdity of the conflict, but not in the simple, tried means of body counts It takes on the issue from several angles, looking at it from the perspective of traitors, apolitical victims, true believers, opportunists, priests fighting for anti clerical governments, anarchists fighting for democracy It also has a great deal to say about faith and distress Sales ruminations on sacrament and religion are utterly unique, and he refuses to give simple answers More than anything, Uncertain Glory takes you into a state of mind that is unfamiliar for most of us It takes us into a sense deprivation where the absurd and macabre are possible and immediate It hints at something bigger than itself, but it won t take you all the way there This is the kind of book that has every right to be a classic in the same vein as Dostoevsky but lacks the exposure Fully worth the time spent reading it


  3. Pere Pere says:

    Una obra monumental sobre l amor, l amistat i sobre el sentit de la vida i el pas del temps Tot amb el rerefons de la guerra civil espanyola vista des del b ndol republic , els perdedors Una obra imprescindible per entendre algunes de les raons per les quals la Rep blica va perdre aquella guerra i tamb per copsar com pot ser de terrible i est pida una guerra entre germans que ni tan sols saben perqu es maten Magn fic l estudi psicol gic dels personatges, especialment el d en Juli Soler s co Una obra monumental sobre l amor, l amistat i sobre el sentit de la vida i el pas del temps Tot amb el rerefons de la guerra civil espanyola vista des del b ndol republic , els perdedors Una obra imprescindible per entendre algunes de les raons per les quals la Rep blica va perdre aquella guerra i tamb per copsar com pot ser de terrible i est pida una guerra entre germans que ni tan sols saben perqu es maten Magn fic l estudi psicol gic dels personatges, especialment el d en Juli Soler s com a consci ncia perversa que assetja els altres personatges amb veritats de les que molts cops preferirien no ser ne conscients Incerta Gl ria es basteix sobre la base d un llenguatge senzill, que no planer, ple d una gran riquesa bell i prec s, aix es el catal amb que escriu Joan Sales


  4. Tripfiction Tripfiction says:

    Spanish Civil War novel set in BarcelonaWe have just read the book published by Maclehose Press in the UK Autumn 2014Uncertain Glory is a major if occasionally hard to follow novel set in and around Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War It is highly unusual in that it is written from the point of view of the losing socialist anarchist side in the War The book was written by Joan Sales who fought in the war on the side of the Barcelona socialists It was first published in an abbrevi Spanish Civil War novel set in BarcelonaWe have just read the book published by Maclehose Press in the UK Autumn 2014Uncertain Glory is a major if occasionally hard to follow novel set in and around Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War It is highly unusual in that it is written from the point of view of the losing socialist anarchist side in the War The book was written by Joan Sales who fought in the war on the side of the Barcelona socialists It was first published in an abbreviated and highly censored version under the Franco regime in 1956 the much fuller uncensored version was published in 1971 But it has taken until now, 21 years after Sales died, for the book to be translated from the Catalan original into English by Peter Bush and it is a quite excellent translation.The book is in three parts The first describes how young lawyer Llu s joins up and goes to war on the Aragonese front Yes there are plenty of bloody battles, but also times of relaxation and quiet in the village of Olivel where Llu s ignore much of the traditional soldier s RR routine and becomes infatuated with the widowed carlana of the village The second part features Trini, the girl that Llu s left behind in Barcelona with Ramon, his baby son The device used in this part is the letters she writes to Juli a mysterious and devious friend of both hers and of Llu s from their early student days She explains her frustrations with Llu s letter writing or sometimes lack of it , and talks about her everyday life in besieged Barcelona Juli confesses his love for Trini not a major surprise He is on the Aragonese front with Llu s, and eventually as we hear later in the book switches to the fascist side in the war The final part features Cruells, the third man preoccupied with his feelings for Trini Cruells is an assistant to Dr Puig, the brigade doctor he is dispatched back to Barcelona to bring out Trini and Ramon and others to the quiet part of the front where the brigade is recuperating between battles a part of the front where there is muchfood and tranquillity than back in the city.So this is the story of a bloody and confused civil War told through the eyes and ears of three actual and wished for lovers of one lady At that level it works perfectly well, but for me the great merit of Uncertain Glory is the way it describes how communities and individuals came to be on one side or the other It seemed to be very much a murky matter of chance, and exactly where you lived, rather than anyprofound political input.I have no doubt that Uncertain Glory is a major and significant work But it is very much a Catalan Spanish work I confess I struggled a little with the history of this part of the Spanish Civil War until I took time out to visit Wikipedia and I would urge anyone about to pick the book up to do the same unless they are familiar with the facts It will make the story a lotmeaningful.This is absolutely not a book for everyone, but I ended up finding it very thought provoking and worthwhile You may well do so as well


  5. James Murphy James Murphy says:

    This is a particularly good novel, I think On the cover the book s blurb says it stands in counterpart to the politically focused Homage to Catalonia of George Orwell and Hemingway s death extolling For Whom the Bell Tolls I think Uncertain Glorycomplex that either The characters are neither fiercely motivated no matter the slogan spouting by the Republican ideas for which they serve nor surrendered to the futility of those ideas I finally formed the impression that the big engine dr This is a particularly good novel, I think On the cover the book s blurb says it stands in counterpart to the politically focused Homage to Catalonia of George Orwell and Hemingway s death extolling For Whom the Bell Tolls I think Uncertain Glorycomplex that either The characters are neither fiercely motivated no matter the slogan spouting by the Republican ideas for which they serve nor surrendered to the futility of those ideas I finally formed the impression that the big engine driving the novel is love At its heart is a love triangle, and the triplet structure is contained in the triptych of voices telling the story in journal entries, letters, and 1st person narrative I began to think it primarily a love story when I read what s perhaps the most powerful image of the novel, a female mantis devouring a male immediately after mating It s a novel muchbeautiful than that shuddering vision And finally maybe it can be thought to be primarily a love novel because though taking place during the Spanish Civil War there s little fighting until the end This is the Aragon Front beginning in the summer of 1937 and continuing into the spring of 1938, also the place and time of Orwell s volunteer service In this high, dry environment plays out the dense weave of relationships The Aragon Front is a quiet zone most occupied by the constant scouring for supplies, regrouping of units, and even some fraternization between the 2 sides These are characters driven by desperation, too They re young, the world s blowing up around them, and they cling to what order they can salvage They know they ll never again love as deeply or have opportunities to turn commitments into reality This inspiration supports another descriptor of the novel epic Not in the landscape or the ideologies of the war so much, though, because in this novel the characters are bigger than the war When the triptych folds in on Lluis and Soleras and Trini and Pico and the rest we don t think of the bull in the ring which suggests the tragedy of Spain or the fatalism of the mantis but the continued determination of individuals to endure, to overcome and triumph


  6. Laura Coll Laura Coll says:

    Mi opini n acerca de este libro es ambigua No me ha gustado, pero puedo comprender por qu a otros podr a gustarles No es un mal libro, en absoluto Est bien escrito, la intenci n narrativa se alcanza, la narraci n transmite lo que quer a transmitir el autor y los personajes tienen mucha profundidad Es un libro para todos aquellos que son lectores de personajes, que no les preocupa tanto la trama como el desarrollo interior de los personajes El inter s de esta novela no era dar a conocer un Mi opini n acerca de este libro es ambigua No me ha gustado, pero puedo comprender por qu a otros podr a gustarles No es un mal libro, en absoluto Est bien escrito, la intenci n narrativa se alcanza, la narraci n transmite lo que quer a transmitir el autor y los personajes tienen mucha profundidad Es un libro para todos aquellos que son lectores de personajes, que no les preocupa tanto la trama como el desarrollo interior de los personajes El inter s de esta novela no era dar a conocer unos hechos hist ricos, no era crear una monta a rusa de sentimientos, no era hacer una historia de ritmo trepidante, sino dar a conocer unos personajes, y por eso a m no me ha gustado, porque no era para m Pero quiz s s es para vosotros, as que no os desanimo a leerlo.Rese a completa


  7. Jordi Vicens Jordi Vicens says:

    Segurament la millor novel la sobre la Guerra Civil Espanyola que he llegit A m s, explicada des del b ndol republic i centrada al que va passar al front catal.A part de ser la millor novel la sobre la Guerra Civil, a servidor tamb li sembla que s sense lloc a dubtes una de les Grans Novel les escrites en catal Trista, dura, colpidora, a trossos fins i tot esfereidora, per per sobre de tot molt ben escrita i una novel la que ens parla d una part de la nostra mem ria hist rica que tothom Segurament la millor novel la sobre la Guerra Civil Espanyola que he llegit A m s, explicada des del b ndol republic i centrada al que va passar al front catal.A part de ser la millor novel la sobre la Guerra Civil, a servidor tamb li sembla que s sense lloc a dubtes una de les Grans Novel les escrites en catal Trista, dura, colpidora, a trossos fins i tot esfereidora, per per sobre de tot molt ben escrita i una novel la que ens parla d una part de la nostra mem ria hist rica que tothom hauria de con ixer i que, tristament, el noranta per cent de la gent no coneix.Afegir que la vaig llegir en paral lel a Vida y Destino de Grossman i que no em va semblar que desmereix s gens


  8. Elisenda Elisenda says:

    Un tresor pobra can cula, tamb la seva gl ria s incerta


  9. Pep Bonet Pep Bonet says:

    Quin patir I per fi s ha acabat despr s de vuit mesos Una decepci.El llibre s n, en realitat, tres llibres molt diferents, que nom s tenen en com els personatges, b que cada llibre se centra en uns personatges, que no s n m s que nomenats en els altres llibres, amb l excepci de les darreres p gines del llibre, on tot es barreja un xic La puntuaci final intenta reflectir una mitjana entre parts molt desiguals.La primera part s la hist ria d en Llu s, un avocat llibertari al front d Arag Quin patir I per fi s ha acabat despr s de vuit mesos Una decepci.El llibre s n, en realitat, tres llibres molt diferents, que nom s tenen en com els personatges, b que cada llibre se centra en uns personatges, que no s n m s que nomenats en els altres llibres, amb l excepci de les darreres p gines del llibre, on tot es barreja un xic La puntuaci final intenta reflectir una mitjana entre parts molt desiguals.La primera part s la hist ria d en Llu s, un avocat llibertari al front d Arag La hist ria s interessant i l estil d en Sales s clar i agradable, b que ja d na senyals del seu gust per les disquisicions constants En Llu s t algunes contradiccions bastant fortes, per res comparat amb en Soler s, que pren un rol secundari, ans important, al llarg del llibre Aquest darrer s un personatge detestable per molts conceptes, si b em sembla que plau a l autor Aquest llibre em va semblar bo i em va donar forces per continuar llegint.La segona part s fatal Tracta de la Trini, la mare del fill d en Llu s La Trini s una anarquista, filla d anarquista, per en veritat s una carca conservadora, una clerical figa tova, una bleda assolellada, una senyorassa de Sarri amb torre i minyona El personatge no s cre ble i les seves reflexions s n de consiliari episcopal Nom s el malparit del seu germ s un personatge realista, tr gic, criminal, com cal Aquest llibre em va frenar molt ssim perqu el llegia a desgrat, com qui llegeix un disbarat A m s, en Sales crea poca hist ria i molta disquisici religioso filos fica de pa sucat amb oli Puaf La tercera part intenta redre ar l entort tornant al front, aquest cop un front gla at, estancat enmig de la neu Ll stima que el personatge sigui un aprenent de capell I despr s diran que en Sales no era un meapilas Per la hist ria guanya en for a i en qualitat dram tica fins les darreres p gines en qu esdev un boc de gran literatura.En Sales t un punt positiu en el seu escriure va decidir autopublicar se Com els de ca , per sense intermediaris que es quedin amb els teus calers Aix li va permetre fugir de la tradicional dictadura dels correctors d estil, que tant han fet per impedir que els autors s expressin com volen i facin avan ar la llengua Aix es permet dir donar la lata i altres mots i expressions que no es van poder publicar a Catalunya per molts anys En Sales demostra poder escriure amb qualitat, per la seva religiositat combativa no el deixa arrodonir els eu treball Podria haver escrit sobre el drama dels cat lics a la Catalunya revolucion ria i, tot i que moltes reflexions m haurien sonat buides de contingut, hagu s apreciat, per fer que els llibertaris siguin, sia equiparables a noies guies amb pretensions de convent de clausura, sigui bons vivants sense creences ni conviccions, sigui desertors que es passen als franquistes sense ni una reflexi , i tots ells sense la m s m nima consideraci pol tica, fa d ells personatges inversemblants, improbables, falsos i en algun dels casos, repugnants


  10. Miquel Miquel says:

    Cl ssic imprescindible de la literatura catalana narra la guerra civil, des del b ndol dels ven uts a la zona roja Amb car cter epistolar es mostra amb tota la cruesa i veritat possible no amaga els fets m s execrables de la rereguarda i explica el dia a dia del front, amb certs tocs d humor i algun episodi de fullet La suma de les parts generan un relat certament emotiu La segona part el vent de la nit es narra els fets de la postguerra des de l ptica d en Cruells i narra la corrupci dels Cl ssic imprescindible de la literatura catalana narra la guerra civil, des del b ndol dels ven uts a la zona roja Amb car cter epistolar es mostra amb tota la cruesa i veritat possible no amaga els fets m s execrables de la rereguarda i explica el dia a dia del front, amb certs tocs d humor i algun episodi de fullet La suma de les parts generan un relat certament emotiu La segona part el vent de la nit es narra els fets de la postguerra des de l ptica d en Cruells i narra la corrupci dels ideals per acabar amb un bri d esperan a Potser no es tan rodona com la primera part, per no deixa de ser d obligatoria lectura.Llu s, Trini, Soler s, Cruells i Pico esdevenent amb tot dret personatges m tics dins la literatura catalana


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