Wars, Shipwrecks, Slaves, Pirates….The Mediterranean Sea

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This Saturday in ‘Babelia’, the most literary Mediterranean.

The Mare Nostrum has been the axis of the culture of Europe from the times of the Greeks until the cruises of Holy Week. New essays and novels sail in its waters

The Mediterranean, also stands as the sea of ​​European culture. For several millennia, the Mare Nostrum has been the axis of History and Literature, and many writers have been inspired by the heat of its shores or the violence of its waters. This week Babelia analyzes the most important essays and novels among the editorial novelties.

In addition, in the Books section, the EL PAÍS cultural supplement analyzes the difficult relationship between women writers and alcoholism. From Mary Karr to Sarah Hepola, passing through Lucia Berlin, cases of narrators are relevant for which alcohol is often a solution to the imperatives deposited in women. The section is completed with literary critiques of books by Stephen Dixon, Victorina Durán, Lea Velez, Emilio Gentile, José María Pérez Álvarez and Basilio Sánchez.

The Art section opens this week with the exhibition dedicated by the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art (CAAC) in Seville to the architect José Miguel de Prada Poole (Valladolid, 1938), a pioneer among the artistic avant-garde, utopia and technology.

In Theater, Marcos Ordóñez analyzes the version of Mrs. Dalloway , of Virginia Wolf, in charge of Carme Portaceli. Finally, Babelia is completed this week, among other interesting articles, with the column by Antonio Muñoz Molina, dedicated this week to the horror that is, in front of the fiction, terrible real events without a final point, like the Madeleine case, the disappearance in Portugal 12 years ago of an English girl of three.

Wars, Shipwrecks, Slaves, Pirates....The Mediterranean Sea


Source: El Pais