Return to the wonderful adventures on Saturday afternoons next to Pérez-Reverte

Loyalty for the causes, even if they are not at all fair, the instinct of fighting for a place in the world, the value, the cowardice and everything that remain

Return to the wonderful adventures on Saturday afternoons next to Pérez-Reverte

Loyalty for the causes, even if they are not at all fair, the instinct of fighting for a place in the world, the value, the cowardice and everything that remains in between, are it relevant issues in 2022? Arturo Pérez-Reverte and those responsible for the publishers Zenda Yedhasa believe it. That's why, yesterday they presented a new joint collection aimed at rescuing the classics of adventure literature. The four feathers, a novel by Aew Mason (1902), a history of Red Casacas, White Salakots and Taimados Arabs, a history of British colonialism, "as it should be," according to Edchasa, Daniel Jiménez, will inaugurate the series, which He hopes to deliver a book every two months.

What does that sound about the four feathers? To the ancient film issued on Saturday afternoon in TVE? Pérez-Reverte, who may have old enough to have seen the four feathers at a continuous session cinema, account in the prologue of the new edition that there is a thread between the history of the Harry Feversham officer who discovered at 10 years and his career As a war reporter, first, and then as a novelist of stories that also speak of "false cowards and hidden heroes."

A memory: The four feathers of Mason's title are a sign of infamy, a decoration to the cowardice that one day falls on Feversham for a doubt, by a confusion.The character of Mason is a boy raised between old war heroes, with a tendency to hasty and melancholy, embarked on the cause of the British empire per imposition. A species of Lord Jim desbrior that falls into disgrace but finds at somewhere the soul of him the courage to redeem himself in Sudan, the worst border of the British Empire around 1882.

"One of the challenges of this collection is to resume these story that they challenge everything that is now considered correct and test their value as a literature," explained those responsible for the edition.

His departure hypothesis, obviously, is that yes, in stories like the four feathers there is a moral complexity fund that is far above the fact that European colonialism seems to us today anachronistic. Therefore, history is presented in a beautiful edition, illustrated by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau. "It's a book done for people who, in addition to loving literature, loves the books," María José Solano Franco said yesterday, head of Zenda. But the challenge is not easy and that is his grace. "That's why I think the audience we're heading is adult," says Reverte.

Updated Date: 11 January 2022, 13:37

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