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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A moving contribution to the tradition of the metaphysical novel as exemplified by Dostoyevsky and Bernanos, and likewise a worthy counterpart to the vibrant and polyphonic work of fellow Iberians Camilo José Cela and Juan Goytisolo, The Sea is a cornerstone of postwar Catalan literature. Set in a tubercular sanatorium in Mallorca after the Spanish Civil War, it tells the ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published February 2015 by Dalkey Archive Press (first published 1958)
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Maria José Martínez Parrilla
Este libro es brutal, es amargo y violento. El drama está latente, aunque casi nunca explícito, lo que lo hace aún más brutal.
La historia de unos jóvenes internados en un sanatorio para tuberculosis. El fondo de muerte, religión, abusos, pecados, dolor.
Supongo que para encuadrarlo hay que leer un poco la vida de Blai Bonet, poeta, exseminarista, enfermo, homosexual.... lo escribió con sólo 20 años, en el año 58.
Recomendable 100% si te apetece una novela lírica/existencialista que no te deje
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Cristina
Feb 12, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Me duele darle una puntuación tan baja a un libro del que tenía tan altas expectativas. No hemos conectado y me resultaba demasiado doloroso como para disfrutarlo.
Pere
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una veu particularissima i poètica la d'en Blai Bonet. "El mar es una força mal reprimida que esclata per allà on pot", afirma Joan Oliver en l'epíleg de la novel.la i ens dona peu a entendre el drama dels personatges. Homes joves i turmentats per la seva malaltia i els dubtes existencials. Una narració intensa amb bellíssimes descripcions del paissatge, un misticisme desbordat i un erotisme latent. Una novel·la amb un cromatisme particular que va del blanc de la llum, al negre dels presagis i ...more
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