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Teaching an Israeli soldier how to kill himself, Greta García's humor without morality and other books of the week


The critics of 'Babelia' review this week the titles of Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Greta García, Joseba Louzao Villar, Yishai Sarid, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Andrés Barba, Michel Nieva, Sonia Simmenauer and Ariel Florencia Richards


's book of the week

is the highly recommended

A Ghost in the Throat

, by Doireann Ní Ghríofa, in which the Irish writer follows the tracks of an author as famous as she is enigmatic.

This is Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, author of

Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire

, an 18th-century Irish funeral lament well known in Anglo-Saxon literature, but about whose author very little is known.

The beautiful verses that she composed Eibhlín Dubh, a song of love and despair, evoke her young husband, killed in an ambush.

And now, Doireann Ní Ghríofa deploys her own experience as a poet, as a mother, as a lover, as a woman, to compose a work that is "the echo of a text shared by countless women in countless rooms throughout time." ”, as Nuria Barrios argues in her review.

In a different, more provocative and humorous tone, but just as advisable, Greta García, choreographer, theater director, dancer, clown and performative artist, has written I Just Wanted to Dance, whose protagonist, a twenty-something dancer


to 30 years in prison, sustains the works thanks to his Andalusian orality, his crazy humor, his impertinence, his disenchanted amorality and his sudden anger.



are also reviewing the essays

Vicente Enrique and Tarancón this week.

The consequence of the Gospel

, in which Joseba Louzao Villar summarizes in just 150 pages the important role played by the Spanish cardinal in the task of disassociating the Catholic Church from the oppressive Franco regime;


Vivir en cuarteto

, by Sonia Simmenauer, which unravels the peculiarities of a musical group made up of four asynchronous individualities that are often difficult to reconcile.

And in the narrative chapter, there are


, by Yishai Sarid;

Dirty Sky

, by Edgardo Cozarinsky;

The last day of the previous life

, by Andrés Barba;

The childhood of the world

, by Michel Nieva;

and a revelation book (for now only in


outside of Chile)


, by the Chilean Ariel Florencia Richards.

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