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By then Gironella’s obsessive documentary realism had buried his characters in historical detail. He was fated to be known after as the man privileged to earn a living from literature during the dictatorship, while other writers were silenced or joze for small audiences in the insecurity of exile. No book in the Franco era was so widely discussed.
Such killings did occur, but Gironella removes all context and explanation, and so invalidates his own pretensions to balance. His aim was to be objective – he read more than books in preparation – and non-sectarian: Postwar, he was briefly imprisoned for smuggling.
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His novels show anguish and touches of nihilism, which in his private condnados made him prone to depression.
I sold only Gironella was profoundly Catholic.
z The second and third books of the trilogy are not so good. Gironella disliked the propaganda novels praising Franco as much as he hated the “lies” of Republican writers. He set out to write the comprehensive novel of the Spanish civil war. 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.
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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. In he illegally walked over the Pyrenees – his smuggling route – into Condenads, staying untiland writing the pages of Los Cipreses. Big-selling travel books followed, the most famous on Asiasold and on Palestine.
Previously rounded characters unconvincingly change into bloodthirsty demons. His last novel, El Apocalipsis The Apocalypsecame out in Los Cipreses made Gironella rich, he built a luxury home and started travelling.
With the civil warhe left Catalonia and fought on the Franco side. Los Cipreses largely achieves this even-handedness: Documentation and facts outweigh narrative. 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 regime have been largely forgotten.