One of the fundamental milestones in Ramón del Valle-Inclán´s life, and the trigger for part of his international recognition was his participation as an intellectual and war journalist in the I World War, invited by the French government. He travelled from Madrid in April 27th, 1916 and stayed in France for two months. During this time, he visited the war front, and had the chance to have a close experience of the war chaos, pain and trauma. This was the origin for two or his less well-known texts: Un Día de Guerra (Visión estelar) –A Day of War (A Stellar Vision)– and La Media Noche. Visión estelar de un momento de guerra –The Midnight. A Stellar Vision of a Moment of War-, published shortly after his return to Spain.
Now, this lifetime experience and the texts emerged from it are recovered through a multi-format book published by the Cátedra Valle-Inclán of the University of Santiago de Compostela, authored by prof. Margarita Santos Zas (USC) and prof. Bénédicte Vauthier (University of Berna).
The book offers a critical edition of both works plus a facsimile reproduction of their publication in the press, and a DVD with the author´s manuscript working papers.
For more info, please visit: USC Editora.