Lydie Salvayre: Cry, Mother Spain

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Goncourt Prize-winning Cry, Mother Spain (Pas pleurer) takes us to the heart of the Spanish Civil War, as seen through the delicate transcription of a politically, emotionally and linguistically charged conversation between mother and daughter. Montse is fifteen as Franco’s forces begin their murderous purges and cities across Spain rise up against the old order. Those troubled times, both the happiest and most miserable years of Montse’s life, are set against darker extracts taken from the contemporary account Les Grands Cimetières sous la lune by Georges Bernanos. Lydie Salvayre will be in conversation with her translator Ben Faccini.

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Lydie Salvayre, Cry, Mother Spain
Cry, Mother Spain (MacLehose Press, 2016)
Translated by Ben Faccini

Beyond Words Festival
4.00pm – 5.00pm £10, conc. £8

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Ben Faccini* Lydie Salvayre* Sean Rees*