The writer Mary Elvira Roca Barea wins the prize Espasa with Fracasología. Spain and its elites

"We have studied the history of Spain that other countries have written for us," The work "Fracasología. Spain and its elites: the frenchified, to our days

The writer Mary Elvira Roca Barea wins the prize Espasa with Fracasología. Spain and its elites
"We have studied the history of Spain that other countries have written for us,"

The work "Fracasología. Spain and its elites: the frenchified, to our days" , Mary Elvira Roca Barea, picked unanimously with the premio Espasa 2019 for being a "great essay" that provides "a review bold that changes the traditional image of the history of Spain".

As reported today by the editorial, this award -endowed with € 30,000 - has been highlighted also by being a work that changes, moreover, "the concept that the spaniards have of ourselves".

In statements of María Elvira Rock provided by the publisher -because the author did not give interviews until the 8 of October - it is an "award-very prestigious" who have received people to "admires very much" , such as Stanley Payne, Antonio Escohotado and Ramón Tamames.

"And is, therefore, a great honor to meet him . An honor that commitment", he added Rock, who in this book argues that the propaganda "is a way of managing lie the Spanish has never been able to learn" or " defend of it in the SIXTEENTH and SEVENTEENTH centuries". "And do not know how to do it in the TWENTY-first century", it adds.

According to the author, "the spaniards during the XVI and XVII centuries were able to turn a blind eye or even despise the prejudices hispanófobos of other europeans, what some authors called the "contempt cheerful," . Now, this disdain for the opinion of others just in the EIGHTEENTH century."

And, as he concludes in his remarks, this book is all about the moment from which "a significant part of the elites of Spanish took on the speech of the black legend because it was the speech winner from the EIGHTEENTH century in Europe ".

The jury this award has been chaired by Pedro García Bore, and composed by Nativel Preciado, Leopoldo Abadía, Fernando Trías de Bes, and Pilar Cortés on behalf of the publisher.

Mary Elvira Roca Barea has a degree in Classical Philology and Spanish Philology and a phd in Medieval Literature. He is currently a professor in the Institute of Huerta Alta in Alhaurín de la Torre, and is also the author of the books "Imperiofobia and black legend" and "6 stories, specimens 6".

Date Of Update: 14 September 2019, 19:01

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