Andrés trapiello madrid

Andrés trapiello madrid

andrés trapiello at the rastro in madrid (nostromo program)

I was saying that in the book there is much of the author of Fortunata y Jacinta, but also of Cervantes and Lope de Vega, of Juan Ramón Jiménez, of Azorín and of his beloved Ramón Gaya, whom he sometimes presents to us as the measure of all things. But I must confess that for me the greatest discovery of this book has been Ángel Fernández de los Ríos, the 19th century author. Along with these philias, phobias could not be absent, since Trapiello presents himself as a complaining character, which is hard to understand because as a writer, of very diverse genres, he is very well known, although sometimes even that is not enough.

begoña villacís. andrés trapiello is a great writer, of all people.

09/07/2021 Hardcover Good and quite complete book. Congratulations. For me it is a little lame not to devote a chapter or a few pages to its relationship with flamenco singing. Both in terms of tourism, which matters less to me, as to the evolution and dissemination in their boards where they acted great figures and where others learned. The importance of Madrid in this culture is not shown in the book.
03/29/2021 Hardcover I found it to be a work with excessive personalism and too much subjectivism, even political. Despite its length, it contributes little to anyone who knows Madrid relatively well. My score from 0 to 10 would not pass a 6.

el faro | interview andrés trapiello | 10/29/2018

In addition to documentation, which has made him read hundreds of books about the city, because «Madrid is a city with a history of eleven centuries and has been recorded in millions of documents and books,» Trapiello has spent time trying to capture the city «as I would show it to a friend. First, by showing what I like the most and my experiences in it, and then also the fossilized or historical part, which should also be there, even if we like it less. Basically I try to show my passion for the city to the reader. This is a book that, if not for love, for trying to settle an unsalvageable debt, could not be written.»
«Madrid is really welcoming and hospitable, it lends itself to everyone. Since Philip II, it has been a city made of alluvium, which gives it a special character,» the writer points out. «For me, the word that defines Madrid is mixture, it is a mestizo city, hybrid, composed of many cultures,» he defends. «In addition, everyone here lends a hand.  Madrid is the city par excellence of the struggle for life, two thirds of the citizens who live here have come from outside to do just that, to earn a living».

andrés trapiello and «madrid».

Intertwined personal story of the author and description of this city of ours. It has moments of high flight, and others in which it sticks more to the ground… But, like Madrid, the narrative is made up of little pieces that fit together and make up a magnificent tribute to the city and its inhabitants (famous or not).
Andrés Trapiello’s «Madrid» is a literary work of a mixed nature. I say mixed because it is not a travel book aimed at tourists visiting the city, it is not only a history of Madrid, it is not exclusively the chronicle of a Madrid that was and is no longer…; well, it is and is not all that at the same time because the essential thing is that it is the book of Andrés Trapiello who walks and lives Madrid for half a century. This personal discovery of Madrid leads him to talk about the capital’s yesterday, a yesterday that he has been living for half a century.
I heard Trapiello say that his main objective with this book is that people finish reading it because most books about cities are abandoned. With me he has succeeded. It is also true that he seems to be driven by that same thought when writing it because the first part of the book is a series of pleasant personal anecdotes with Madrid as the setting that move away from a history book about the city and hook you in. I liked it a lot, I like Trapiello and it gives you the feeling that you are getting it from him.