My Father: Mi padre Eduardo Moga

My Father: Mi padre

Author: Eduardo Moga
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Book Title
My Father: Mi padre
Author
Eduardo Moga
ISBN
9781848617575
Like a glazier reconstructing a mirror broken into a hundred shards, Eduardo Moga assembles a portrait of his father, thirty years after his death, from tiny sharp fragments of memory. This is no idealized patriarch but an ordinary man who has lived almost his whole life in the grey, grey hardscrabble years of the Franco dictatorship when it was 'as if everybody's feet smelt'. He is seen with a forensic clarity through now a child's, now an adult's eyes and across the gulf that education, relative prosperity and happier times inevitably create. He is sometimes absurd in his opinions and little vanities, sometimes off-putting in his personal habits, angry, lost, pitiable, but often kind and wanting to pass on his erratic wisdom. Most of all, and this is Moga's great achievement, he is a real living person.Moga writes with lyrical depth about fathers who bequeath the best of themselves to their sons and sow only distance, and about sons who cannot forgive their fathers' vulgarity and cannot forgive their own estrangement and lack of sympathy. José Ángel Cilleruelo, El Balcón de Enfrente In this splendid book Eduardo Moga dissects not just the story of a family but the story of Spain. Francisco H. González, DevaneosBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Eduardo MogaPublisher: Shearsman BooksPublished: 05/03/2021ISBN: 9781848617575Pages: 116Weight: 0.34lbsSize: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.28d

Like a glazier reconstructing a mirror broken into a hundred shards, Eduardo Moga assembles a portrait of his father, thirty years after his death, from tiny sharp fragments of memory. This is no idealized patriarch but an ordinary man who has lived almost his whole life in the grey, grey hardscrabble years of the Franco dictatorship when it was 'as if everybody's feet smelt'. He is seen with a forensic clarity through now a child's, now an adult's eyes and across the gulf that education, relative prosperity and happier times inevitably create. He is sometimes absurd in his opinions and little vanities, sometimes off-putting in his personal habits, angry, lost, pitiable, but often kind and wanting to pass on his erratic wisdom. Most of all, and this is Moga's great achievement, he is a real living person.


Moga writes with lyrical depth about fathers who bequeath the best of themselves to their sons and sow only distance, and about sons who cannot forgive their fathers' vulgarity and cannot forgive their own estrangement and lack of sympathy.

José Ángel Cilleruelo, El Balcón de Enfrente


In this splendid book Eduardo Moga dissects not just the story of a family but the story of Spain.

Francisco H. González, Devaneos



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Eduardo Moga
Publisher: Shearsman Books
Published: 05/03/2021
ISBN: 9781848617575
Pages: 116
Weight: 0.34lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.28d

Like a glazier reconstructing a mirror broken into a hundred shards, Eduardo Moga assembles a portrait of his father, thirty years after his death, from tiny sharp fragments of memory. This is no idealized patriarch but an ordinary man who has lived almost his whole life in the grey, grey hardscrabble years of the Franco dictatorship when it was 'as if everybody's feet smelt'. He is seen with a forensic clarity through now a child's, now an adult's eyes and across the gulf that education, relative prosperity and happier times inevitably create. He is sometimes absurd in his opinions and little vanities, sometimes off-putting in his personal habits, angry, lost, pitiable, but often kind and wanting to pass on his erratic wisdom. Most of all, and this is Moga's great achievement, he is a real living person.


Moga writes with lyrical depth about fathers who bequeath the best of themselves to their sons and sow only distance, and about sons who cannot forgive their fathers' vulgarity and cannot forgive their own estrangement and lack of sympathy.

José Ángel Cilleruelo, El Balcón de Enfrente


In this splendid book Eduardo Moga dissects not just the story of a family but the story of Spain.

Francisco H. González, Devaneos



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Eduardo Moga
Publisher: Shearsman Books
Published: 05/03/2021
ISBN: 9781848617575
Pages: 116
Weight: 0.34lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.28d