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With the civil warhe left Catalonia and fought on the Franco side. I sold only He set out to write the comprehensive novel of the Spanish civil war.

Los Cipreses made Gironella rich, he built a luxury home and started travelling. Big-selling travel books followed, the most famous on Asiasold and on Palestine. Such killings did occur, but Gironella removes all context and explanation, and so invalidates his own pretensions to balance.

Documentation and facts outweigh narrative. His novels show anguish and touches of nihilism, which in his private life made him prone to depression.

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His aim was to be objective – he read more than books in preparation – and non-sectarian: Los Cipreses largely achieves this even-handedness: Born in Darnius, Girona, after four years’ education at a seminary he left at 14 and worked in Girona successively in a hardware store, a drinks factory and a bank.

Gironella’s rejection of the triumphalist trash written by other victors of the war and his courage in grionella up to the rightwing of mmaria regime have been largely forgotten.

Gironella was profoundly Catholic. No book in the Franco era was so widely discussed.

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Gironella disliked the propaganda novels praising Franco as much as he hated the “lies” of Republican writers. He was fated to be known after as the man privileged to earn a living from literature during the dictatorship, while other writers were silenced or published for small audiences in the vviir of exile.

By then Gironella’s obsessive documentary realism had buried his characters in historical detail. In he illegally walked over the Pyrenees – his smuggling route – into France, staying untiland writing the pages of Los Cipreses.

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Previously rounded characters unconvincingly change into bloodthirsty demons.

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Postwar, he was briefly imprisoned for smuggling. However, at the end of the novel, his lurid account of the murder of priests and nuns after the defeat of the Francoite rising in Girona damages the book.

His last novel, El Apocalipsis The Apocalypsecame out in The second and third books of the trilogy are not so good.