Troubador El Museo del Recuerdo

Released: 28/05/2019

ISBN: 9781789018547

eISBN: 9781838598785

Format: Paperback/eBook

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El Museo del Recuerdo

Poemas Españoles

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El Museo del Recuerdo is a collection of poems in the Spanish language. They are the fruits of the author’s 40-year “love affair” with the language and culture of Spain and Latin America which began when he encountered the first refugees from the Pinochet coup d’état in Chile to arrive in Glasgow. The poems range widely in subject and tone from the lyrical to the satirical – but always with a deep affection for the language which, tradition says, led Charles I of Spain to say “I speak English to my ambassadors, French to my mistress – but Spanish to God”. 

El Museo del Recuerdo es una pequeña colección de poemas en lengua española – es fruto de 40 años de la “historia de amor” entre el autor y la cultura hispánica – relación que empezó cuando llegaron a Glasgow los primeros refugiados chilenos después del golpe de estado del general Pinochet. Los versos varían ampliamente en tono y en estilo – a veces lírico y a veces satírico – pero demostrando siempre el amor profundo por el idioma del que dijo (¡supuestamente!) el rey Carlos I “Hablo inglés con los embajadores, francés con mis amantes – pero español con Dios.” 

Book launch event - Waterstones, Byres Road, Glasgow - Thursday 11th April, 2019 at 7.30 pm. Joint launch of "Incurably Unromantic - poems" and "El museo del recuerdo" -poems in Spanish, with music from singer/songwriter Carlos Arredondo, who has set some of the poems to music.

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John Gillies

A professional Psychologist with a secret life as a poet - drawing on a lifetime spent studying human strengths, foibles and failings - not excluding his own.

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