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About the Author: Jesús Ferrero

Jesús Ferrero is a Spanish writer born in 1952 in the Spanish province of Zamora.

After completing his secondary education he studied literature in Zaragoza for a while and then moved to Paris to study ancient Greek history at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

Jesús Ferrero, like Javier Marías or Antonio Muñoz Molina, is a writer of that new Spanish prose which developed after La Movida Madrileña (Madriliene Movement), one of the early post-modern currents. He has written numerous novels, poetry collections, short stories, essays and screenplays. He is, among other things, co-author of Pedro Almodóvar's film Matador.

Ferrero's debut, chinese-set novel 'Belver Yin' (1981) was one of the most successful and critically acclaimed in post-Franco Spanish literature, and helped him to establish himself as one of the major writers of La Movida years. With novels set in Tibet ('Opium', 1986), Barcelona ('Lady Pepa', 1988) or Berlin ('Débora Blenn', 1988), Ferrero continued during the eighties a literary exploration characterized by eclectic intertextuality.

Jesús Ferrero’s writing shows a rebirth of the old myths and also tells of the banal, sometimes absurd everyday stories. It reflects the utopias of the twentieth century like those of 'Metropolis'. Ferrero’s style has been seen as close to that of Cervantes or Kafka. The author loves adopting classical narrative patterns while also modernizing and using them aesthetically with new stylistic features.

Since 1995 he has been living in Madrid where he teaches literature.


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, Published in Jun 2007 by Ediciones Siruela, S.A.

ISBN10: 8478442448 | ISBN13: 9788478442447

Jesús Ferrero consiguió que su magnífica y rompedora primera novela Bélver Yin (1981) supusiera en España «una novedad a todas las propuestas novelísticas del idioma de aquel momento». La historia de Bélver Yin y Nitya Yang, estos dos amantes y hermanos furiosos en la sensual y refinada China de los años 1930, es –cuenta Mauricio Wacquez en el prólogo– «el sagrado símbolo de la unidad, el dios redivivo, los dos caminos que son uno... Abocado a la ambigüedad, Bélver Yin –el Hermoso Femenino– tiene en su hermana Nitya Yang la imagen que compondrá el espejo y les permitirá, como dos miembros de un mismo cuerpo, llevar a cabo sus sueños de poder y venganza... A su alrededor la atmósfera densa de Oriente, las sectas secretas y el crimen ritual y perfecto; también un caballero inglés que vive y muere para que en ambos prevalezca el amor sagrado; y un instrumento de la fatalidad: el hijo de Nitya y Christopher Whittlesey».

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