Outside of time
by Silvia Bardelás
"Destiempo is a song to the fight for internal revolutions and the desire to free ourselves from the vital ropes that bind us."
- Armando Requeixo. Diario cultural. Radio Galega
Destiempo illuminates the we as the truly human space. An older woman asks her grandson to come back to Galicia from the United States to spend the summer with her. She wants him to attend a kind of social fight that she is carrying out with her friends. They look for action as the only thing that can give meaning to their lives. Silvia Bardelás mixes different generations that share the same problem: the weight of a standardized world, full of discourses, oblivious to vitality. The possibility of feeling alive and real again makes everything move in an unstoppable way.
The story is a coming and going of past and present, of ideas and actions that reveal the silent social power and the inner need to feel free.
Destiempo (Outside of time) is a community novel. Beyond individuality, beyond the group is the we, which can only emerge genuinely when individuals become singular beings, when they become aware of the myths, the ideology, the discourses that have dominated their lives and those of their ancestors.
The narrator puts the focus on the interrelation. He lights up scenes where the characters discover themselves through others.
Original Language: Galician (Ed. Barbantesa)
Rights sold: Spanish (De Conatus)
"Silvia Bardelás proposes in this novel an intelligent and ambitious review of the theme of return, of the search for identity, of the power of love and of the struggle and difference as revolutionary spaces."
- Berta Dávila. The author of Carrusel
"Silvia Bardelás offers us her third incursion into the world of the novel through the front door (...) The novel is a masterfully designed disagreement with everything we hate and from which we flee, but also an encounter, albeit slow and not exempt from difficulties, with everything that we have been shedding like a rear-view mirror through which we see time go by."
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Radio Cultural galega Interview
Silvia Bardelás, Vigo (1967) is a Ph.D. in Philosophy (extraordinary prize), writer, translator, professor of Literary Creation, director of the literary blog The Lost Reader and Director of Publications at De Conatus.
She has published two novels in Galician: As medulas (2010) and Unha troita de pé (2011). The first is translated into Spanish as Las Médulas in Pulp Books. Her thesis, A theory of the novel, raises new aesthetic categories that define the novel showing the absurdity of the debate about her death.
She has translated from English and Portuguese: Breviary of Bad Inclinations by Riço Direitinho (Siruela) and Guernica by Ian Patterson (Turner).
Some of her academic research works on the novel are: A literature of a nation without state, The novel as a work of social art, The novel as a community experience.
She is a professor of Creative Writing, currently at UNED.
Editorial De Conatus
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- Publisher/Imprint Barbantesa and De Conatus / De Conatus
- Publication Date May 2021
- Orginal LanguageGalician, Spanish
- ISBN/Identifier 9788417375607
- Publication Country or regionSpain
- Primary Price 19.90 EUR
- Publish StatusPublished
- Original Language TitleDestiempo
- Copyright Year2021
- Dimensions21 x 14 cm
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