country

Culture

Katharina Volckmer: “It is not possible to overcome that your country has wanted to annihilate an entire civilization” | Culture

It is a day at the end of June, Katharina Volckmer (Germany, 34 years old), the author of the book bomb Quote (Anagrama / La Campana, in Catalan), is at home in London. He says that the Germans will never get over the Holocaust. “It is impossible to try, when your country has wanted to […]

Read More
Culture

Kirmen Uribe leads the BBK Art Route from coast to coast | Basque Country

The Biscayan coastline by the hand of the Ondarres writer, Kirmen Uribe. The 2009 National Literature Prize has inaugurated in his native Ondarroa, the new BBK Art Route, an itinerant exhibition that will visit fourteen towns on the Biscayan coast, where it will stay for a week, and that draws from the walls of the […]

Read More
Culture

Bullfights! | Culture | THE COUNTRY

Pablo Aguado, in an elegant low pass to his first bull.Torotv Bullfighters, synonymous with details, flashes, flashes, drops, there were them in abundance because the three bullfighters keep inside a jar of artistic essences. But that ephemeral beauty — beautiful bullfighter at last — did not melt into emotion at any time. Perhaps it is […]

Read More
Culture

‘Hondalea’ tans Cristina Iglesias’ artistic dream | Basque Country

The island of Santa Clara de San Sebastián contains a “magical” experience. Art and nature merge in Hondalea, the latest creation by Cristina Iglesias from San Sebastian, a sculpture that recreates the geological strata of the seabed. His visit will be open to the public from this next Saturday. “It is more than what I […]

Read More
Culture

Ayad Akhtar: “The great myth in the US is that the country is morally superior” | Culture

American novelist and playwright Ayad Akhtar in an undated image.Vincent Tull / EFE The November 2020 presidential election was still two months away when it was published in the United States. Elegies to the homeland, the acclaimed novel by Ayad Akhtar, one of the books of the year according to the lists of the main […]

Read More
Culture

‘Small country’: pedagogy on the genocide in Rwanda | Culture

The foundational in so many ways Germany, year zero (Roberto Rossellini, 1948) laid the foundations of what war means in the still incipient personality of the kids who have the misfortune to live it: tragedy flies over them, forces them to grow by leaps and bounds, but there is also a certain unconcern and they […]

Read More
Culture

Young veterans | Culture | THE COUNTRY

Anyone who thought he was going to attend a recital by two veterans in the twilight of their careers had to change their mind after leaving the Teatro de la Zarzuela on Monday. The tenor Christoph Prégardien (65 years old) and the pianist Roger Vignoles (ten years older) taught a lesson in that wisdom that […]

Read More
Culture

The abandoned | Culture | THE COUNTRY

Irish writer John Banville, in his Dublin studio in 2008. “I write because I can’t write,” I heard John Banville whisper on one occasion. And I thought that one day I would make an anthology of texts by my favorite authors, of all those who write because they can’t write. In the weeks that followed […]

Read More
Culture

525 days | Culture | THE COUNTRY

David de Miranda, before the fourth bull of the afternoon.Torostv The figure ―525 days― was offered by Torostv, and refers to the time that the right-handed Diego Urdiales had been without wearing the suit of lights; specifically, from October 6, 2019 in the Plaza de Zaragoza. That is the case of the Rioja right-hander, but […]

Read More
Culture

A female cinematographic journey through the Basque Country | Culture

For decades, the Basque matriarchy has been spoken of as a social movement. In the book Tides, Toti Martínez de Lezea writes the history of 35 Basques in 35 towns on the coast to show that in reality the Basque woman does not appear in the history books, although it is true that in some […]

Read More