Las Locas de Postin; Los Ambiguos; Lolita Buscadora de

Las Locas de Postin; Los Ambiguos; Lolita Buscadora de Emociones; El Tonto ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Las Locas de Postin; Los Ambiguos; Lolita Buscadora de Emociones; El Tonto Author Álvaro Retana – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Alvaro Retana , who many consider The Spanish Petronius, belongs to that lighthearted erotic literature trend popular during the early twentieth Century, that became known in Spain as Sicalipsis fro Alvaro Retana , who many consider de Postin; Kindle Ï The Spanish Petronius, belongs to that lighthearted erotic literature trend popular during the early twentieth Century, that became known in Spain as Sicalipsis from ancient Greek sykon fig, or vulva and aleiptikos to stimulate In open opposition to the somber Las Locas PDF/EPUB or and solemn Spanishgeneration, and other representatives of the so called high culture, Retana s popular erotic novelettes showcased the smiling and playful face of a country that during the s and s openly embraced European modernity and stood up to its challenges, among them the sexual revolution Locas de Postin; PDF È and explicit eroticism Alvaro Retana, a flamboyant and openly homosexual artist, illustrator, fashion designer, and renowned composer of cuples a cuple is a risque popular song usually sung in variety shows , is also the successful author of many sicaliptic novelettes, among them, the four short novels included in this volume Retana is one of the first writers who, in Las locas de postin and other openly queer and sexually explicit novels, dare to depict the uninhibited sensuality of a free and happy go lucky Spain, soon to die at the hands of the Franco dictatorship Retana s smiling and festive homoeroticism, clearly a forerunner of Almodovar s and Mendicutti s gay aesthetics, stands in stark contrast to the apocalyptic and pessimistic vision of homosexuality in Alfonso Hernandez Cata s novel El Angel de Sodoma Stockcero, a novel, like Retana s fictions, meant to depict the gay underground world of early twentieth century Spain Retana openly celebrates queer love, as well as the sexuality of women, both homosexual and straight Novelettes such as Los ambiguos, Lolita buscadora de emociones, and El tonto amply instruct the unabashed tobillera, or Spanish flapper, in the pleasures of Venus This volume comprises four of Retana s most successful novels, and with the critical foreword and footnotes by Maite Zubiaurre and Audrey Harris gives a clearer view of what the Spanish society was really reading while the high literature obtained all the academic applause.


7 thoughts on “Las Locas de Postin; Los Ambiguos; Lolita Buscadora de Emociones; El Tonto

  1. Jonathan Bogart Jonathan Bogart says:

    In the first third of the twentieth century, a genre of popular erotic fiction flourished in urban Spain which was known as sicalipsis, pseudo Greek for female masturbation As the faux classical attribution might suggest, it was largely a game of reference and inference, rarely as raunchy as a typical prime time sitcom of the 1990s One of the masters of literatura sical ptica was lvaro Retana, an openly gay journalist, fashion illustrator, theatrical lyricist, and wit Unlike the majority In the first third of the twentieth century, a genre of popular erotic fiction flourished in urban Spain which was known as sicalipsis, pseudo Greek for female masturbation As the faux classical attribution might suggest, it was largely a game of reference and inference, rarely as raunchy as a typical prime time sitcom of the 1990s One of the masters of literatura sical ptica was lvaro Retana, an openly gay journalist, fashion illustrator, theatrical lyricist, and wit Unlike the majority of the sicalipsis writers, his stories portrayed homosexual as well as heterosexual libertines, both male and female and unlike the other prominent gay writer of the period, pessimist and tragedian Antonio Hoyos y Vinent who Retana parodies in Las locas de post n , he would leave his gay characters none the worse for wear at the end of the story, unrepentant sinners to the last.The sical ptica genre was primarily distributed in weekly magazines which printed a full short novel in each issue like much of the pulp fiction of the era but in Spain the most prominent writers of serious fiction and drama often used the same format, and sicalipsis could have literary pretensions, even if the moral guardians of the state considered it trash Retana was briefly jailedthan once during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera for flouting censorship laws, and under Franco he was condemned to death for sacrilege, his sentence commuted only after the intercession of the Pope He lived ratherquietly until his death 1970, continuing to write songs for Spanish divas and working on his magisterial 1964 opus Historia del arte fr volo History of Frivolous Art Las locas de post n Madrid slang that translates to something like Filthy Rich Queens is a novella with hardly any plot one beautiful gay man steals some money from another beautiful gay man and goes to the theater about sums up the whole of the story but Retana s burlesquing voice, the catty, reference strewn dialogue, and the whole atmosphere of lazy wealth and its accompanying parasites is so evocative ofmodern pleasures change a gender or two and it could be a Will Grace episode that finding it in a book published in 1919 was dizzyingly delightful According to present day LGBT orthodoxy, naturally, Retana gets lots wrong there are unpleasant references to pederasty, and plenty of confusion about gender identity the entirely gay male cast of the book is constantly referred to in dialogue with feminine pronouns and nicknames , but as a document of an era that has long since vanished and was ruthlessly suppressed, it s astonishing Retana should be at least as much a gay icon outside Spain as Andr Gide outside France or Lili Elbe outside Denmark.I say it was ruthlessly suppressed but Retana s work became popular again in Spain with the liberalization following the death of Franco and as I read this brief novel I kept thinking of the Spanish comics of the 1980s which were often just as frivolous, as dedicatedly decorative, and as unapologetically gay Nazario Luque s comics, like Pedro Almod var s films, owe a lot to Retana s dedication to frivolity, to rejection of longstanding cultural and religious norms, to the pleasures of the senses.This volume contains three other Retana novellas, but I bought it for the first one It s quite a scholarly edition, with plenty of explanatory notes for references both obscure and like Sodom not, and for period or regional slang that a broader Hispanophone readership wouldn t get I m quite impressed by Stockcero s print on demand model of scholarly Spanish texts, and I ll probably be reading


  2. Inés Aldazabal Inés Aldazabal says:

    UNA MARAVILLA QUE NO S POR QU NO HE RESE ADO ANTES


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