Declaración de las canciones oscuras

Title Declaración de las canciones oscuras
Names Fabre, Luis Felipe.
Book Number DB121134
Title Status In Process
Language Spanish
Annotation "A masterful undertaking of historical literature, following sixteenth-century religious fervor in a picaresque novel about Saint John of the Cross. In August 1592, a bailiff and his two assistants arrive at the monastery of Úbeda, with the secret task of transferring the body of Saint John of the Cross, the great Carmelite poet and mystic who had died the previous year, to his final abode in Segovia. When they exhume him, they find a body incorrupted and as fresh as when he died. Thus commences a series of adventures and misfortunes, with characters that seem to be drawn from mythology. The story written by Luis Felipe Fabre masterfully intertwines with the verses of the friar, as if in them he had prophesied the delirium that would surround his own posthumous transfer. Fabre's text is a highly entertaining novel, full of a sense of humor that manages to honor the mystical poetry of the Carmelite while inviting the reader to reflect on issues such as the sacred and the profane, the body and the soul, and spiritual (and carnal) ecstasy." -- Provided by publisher. -- Some descriptions of sex. Spanish language.
"En agosto de 1592 arriban al monasterio de Úbeda un alguacil y sus dos ayudantes, con la secreta encomienda de trasladar el cuerpo de fray Juan de la Cruz, el gran poeta y místico carmelita, muerto el año anterior, a su morada final en Segovia. Cuando al exhumarlo lo hallan «incorrupto y tan fresco como cuando murió» se produce un fervor extático por el cuerpo del fraile, que sólo es liberado para su peregrinaje, meses después, a cambio de que una pierna o un brazo, las fuentes discrepan, permanezca en Úbeda. A lo largo del camino suceden toda clase de aventuras e infortunios, con personajes que parecen extraídos de gestas mitológicas, pues no sólo es el cuerpo un codiciado objeto de deseo o fervorosa devoción -- como si fray Juan, que en vida fue un gran seducido, tras su muerte se hubiera convertido en don Juan o el gran seductor --, sino que la historia narrada por Luis Felipe Fabre se entrelaza magistralmente con los versos del fraile, como si en ellos hubiera profetizado el delirio que circundaría a su propio traslado póstumo." -- Proporcionada por la editorial. -- Contiene algunas descripciones de índole sexual.
Medium Digital Books
Audience Notes Contains some descriptions of sex. NLS/BPH
Local Subject Novels
Spanish, Fiction. (in Spanish) - SPAF
Titles in Spanish - SPA
Spanish fiction (in translation) - 863
Spanish & Portuguese Literature - 860
LC Subject Monks - Fiction
Historical fiction
Historical fiction
Series Narrativa Sexto Piso
Call Number 863.7 AFI
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Recorded from: Madrid, España : Sexto Piso, 2021. 9788418342356.
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