Cartografías del 23F at La Central

November 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Last week, we were presenting the book Cartografías del 23F. Representaciones en la prensa, la televisión, la novela, el cine y la cultura popular / Mapping 23F. Media and popular culture representations at La Central del Raval, in Barcelona. It was a cute event, to which some colleagues and regular customers of the bookstore attended. I was sharing the table with José Carlos Rueda Laffond (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Laia Quílez (Universitat Rovira i Virgili).

The session was very interesting because the audience contributed with comments and impressions. The discussion about the cultural meanings of the coup d’êtat and its representations was really rich because we had mixed generations viewpoints (some were adults in 1981, others like my case, that lived the event as children). I had the chance to explain the content of the book, and my colleagues nicely followed the discussion on TV documentary and fiction (José Carlos) and film (Laia).

The bookstore is a beautiful place and, as you can see in the picture, the event was among bookshelves! It is really one of the best bookstores in Barcelona. I loved the fact that they mix languages in the same bookshelves, therefore, if you are interested in Factual Film, you will find Catalan, Spanish, English or French books on this topic at the same place.

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