Cervantes for goats, Marx for sheep
by Pablo Santiago Chiquero
Mateo works as a herdsman of goats and sheep in Abra, a remote village in the province of Córdoba. He is smart and inquisitive, and due to the lack of incentives in his life he suffers from a severe depression. Only Lázaro Esquivel, a newcomer teacher, is able to get him out of his lethargy using an unorthodox therapy, at the same time that the II Republic of Spain is proclaimed. Once recovered, the first goal of the herdsman will be winning back Conchita, his ex-girlfriend. His second goal will be encouraging reading to get the village of Abra out of its ancient lack of culture. He will try to achieve this with a false veterinary experiment between goats and sheep that will put the whole village to read Cervantes’ Quixote and Marx’s Capital.
The novel, set in the rural Andalusia at the beginnings of the 30s, suggests the possibility of a total metamorphosis of society through knowledge and the change of moral values as consequence. More than a rural comedy, Cervantes is for goats, Marx is for sheep is a fable about the love of books, the faith in classic authors and the transformative power of reading.
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“With a humorous and quixotical tone, this novel is an ode to the classics and to the subversive power of books.” Manuel Sollo, RNE
“This novel has it all to produce an unforgettable film.” Antonio Resines
Pablo Santiago Chiquero (Valenzuela, 1981) is a journalist. He worked in the publishing industry and as a script writer in television. After several collective publications, his first book appeared in 2001: Historias del Guadalquivir. At the moment he lives and works in Heidelberg (Alemania) and he is one of the promoters of World Literary Atlas (worldliteraryatlas.com), a website in which literature and geography meet. His first fiction book was Once goles y la vida mientras, a collection of tales about football. Cervantes is for goats, Marx is for sheep is his first novel, and at present it has reached its 10th reprint.
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- Publisher Maclein y Parker
- Publication Date April 2018
- Orginal LanguageSpanish
- ISBN/Identifier 9788494826139
- Publication Country or regionSpain
- Primary Price 18.50 EUR
- Publish StatusPublished
- Original Language TitleCervantes para cabras, Marx para ovejas
- Copyright Year2018
- Dimensions19x13 cm
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