A CENTURY OF JUAN EDUARDO ZÚÑIGA

Coords. Luis Beltrán Almería (lbeltran@unizar.es) and Ángeles Encinar (angeles.encinar@slu.edu)


an Eduardo Zúñiga (Madrid, 1919) is an essential writer of Spanish literature in the 20th and 21st centuries. Rooted in the social narratives of the Generation of ‘50, he deviated from them and moved towards realistic symbolism, whose purpose has always been to achieve a new literary language, in both novels and stories. Totally Useless (1951) and The Coral and the Waters (1962) are his only two novels, which foreshadow his subsequent literature. A specialist in Slavic languages, he compiled his essays on Russian writers in From the Snowy Forests. His Civil War trilogy is comprised of Long November of Madrid (1980), The Earth Will Be a Paradise (1989), and Capital of Glory (2003). Along with these three, Lead Flowers (1999) completes the Madrid series. Additionally, we must add Mysteries of Nights and Days (1992) to the list of works that comprise his Slavic series. Ironic Fables came out in 2018, and in 2019 his Memories of Life saw the light.

Recognition from his colleagues and the most demanding of critics has triggered an assessment of the selected works of Juan E. Zúñiga. As he reaches his 100th birthday, he is considered to be one of the most influential contemporary writers. His latest publications have brought about the need for a review of his work as a whole in the form of this monograph. The intention is to study his work from any angle: theoretical, aesthetic, political, historical, ethical, and social.

Researchers who wish to collaborate with an article in this monographic can send it to redaccion@pasavento.com. Deadline: March 31, 2020. Articles should follow the instructions provided for our authors, available at our website.