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JOSÉ MARÍA MERINO. WRITER AND ACADEMIC
José María Merino
“the novel of The NINETEENTH century continues to be for me –after don Quixote, of course – the essential reference point of the genre. Dickens would put that as a example David Copperfield . A first-person narration that introduces us in an exciting game of frames -deaths and limit situations – with the orphan tortured by the infamous stepfather, the young man canceled the extinction for the rigor of her husband and her sister-in-law, the poor maiden betrothed to a honest worker and seduced by a cynical playboy, the family kindly deceived by the domestic unfaithful… that is creating a world of characters throbbing , many literary immortals. No doubt David Copperfield, with all of its excess melodramatic and quite a few debatable aspects, remains full of strength and certainty, without comparison with the majority of our current best-sellers”.
JULIA NAVARRO. WRITER
“I Was seven or maybe eight years ago, when I first met Charles Dickens, and in that first meeting made me cry. I don’t remember who gave me Christmas carol, I guess my grandfather or my mother or any of my uncles, but from the very first pages I felt that I had caught hold of the hand to move to the mansion dark and sinister Mister Scrooge. And that is precisely one of the hallmarks of the novels of Dickens, the realism, the portray of your time, your decision not to steal the reader the miseries of the society in which he lives. But behind that realism always leaves room for the magic, the hope, the redemption . Even Mister Scrooge is capable of “becoming” good. The author of Oliver Twist, David Copperfield and so many works continues resultándonos close and his novels are “classics” must-haves that are still “touching the heart” and encandilando to the readers”.
EDUARDO RIESTRA. EDITOR
“The irruption of Dickens in world literature -from the England of the NINETEENTH century – was, like that of Alexander the Great in Asia: crushing . The writer then picked up what Shakespeare -who cared for the passions of kings and princes in England or Scotland, in Denmark or Italy-, she had dropped the dish: the English people. Dickens is an author, bluntly, that he believes that the passions of the literature are to live them in the flesh, the flesh of the reader. There is talk of virtue, and that in a society as cynical as ours, it is seen with a smile idem. Don Benito, which left said how much he liked the English author, shared in some measure the desire of telling stories with people , just like don Pio. To Dickens she had already begun to load the Bloomsbury group, such as eternal youth dilettanti, who were happy to know each other, and that, of course, were not writing for the people. But I do want to know if in the end the small Dorrit dies”.
LOUIS MAGRINYA. EDITOR AND WRITER
“Dickens remains in force for so many things. Because, in terms of social morality, was Brecht, avant la lettre, as against the moralists cried out: “And, oh, ye pharisees of the year one thousand nine hundred of the christian era, that apeláis loud to the human nature, make sure before that you are human!” (Martin Chuzzlewit, 1844). Because it was practically a seditious (as said by G. B. Shaw), aware that the agent of evictions is only the visible face of a “executor in the shade, a torturer who hides a machine to squeeze out, an operator” (little Dorrit, 1857). By their heroes desvirilizados: David Copperfield, Arthur Clennam, Sydney Carton, Pip. Because it was a sentimental competition stylistics : “Those days I just lived on Dora and coffee” (David Copperfield, 1850). And, in the end, because this beginning that has not yet been surpassed: “ Marley was dead: let’s start from there” (Song of Christmas, 1843)”.
JAVIER JIMENEZ. EDITOR
“Dickens is one of our contemporaries. is No patron who amparase , know how to manage their own work, such as Beethoven, Balzac, or Galdós, and in her battle for the rights of author was one of the pioneers in the defense of the intellectual property. As a novelist, it is master of the real-fiction, which knows how to convert the own reality in literature, and their followers go from Gabriele D’annunzio to Enrique Vila-Matas. And his life, despite the efforts of his biographers officers as Forster or Ackroyd, continues to be a source of surprises, as it reveals the book of Amelia Perez de Villar”.