Java loved and loathed. A fictionalised story of settlers in the Dutch East Indies based on real events

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Detalles del libro

Peso 0.562 kg
Páginas

380

Encuadernación

Rústica

Idioma

Inglés

ISBN

9788418333835

Año de publicación

2021

Sobre el autor

García Olbés, Alicia

García Olbés, Alicia

Alicia García Olbés (Madrid, 1943) se licencia en Medicina por la UCM en 1969. Con el grupo TEU participa en el Festival Mundial de Teatro Universitario en Nancy (Fr), en el papel de Jacinta en Fuenteovejuna, que obtiene el Primer Premio en 1965. 

Realiza la especialidad de Cirugía Plástica en el H. La Paz de Madrid y simultáneamente trabaja como traductora de alemán y francés para una editorial médica. Durante su trabajo como cirujana plástica, tanto en Madrid como en La Haya (NL), descubre los genes que provocan los queloides, siendo este hallazgo el tema principal de su tesis doctoral (apta cum Laude por unanimidad), presentada en 1996 en la UCM con el título «Factores que alteran el metabolismo del colágeno en la cicatrización patológica». Tiene publicados diversos trabajos profesionales en revistas especializadas.

Tras más de treinta años de profesión, se ve obligada a jubilarse anticipadamente debido a un accidente de trabajo. Desde entonces se dedica a escribir, habiendo publicado hasta la fecha cinco libros: El rompecabezas inconmensurable (2013); Los aloes del bosquecillo (2014); Alicia y sus cuentos (2014); Aire, agua, tierra y fuego (2015); y Java, amada y odiada (2017), todos ellos en Sial Pigmalión.

Many countries have suffered so much in order to establish their identity and independence, and that has always involved hard sacrifices for innocent people – as was the case of this family, and the millions of Indonesians who also suffered the Japanese invasion and our own war.

But life goes on and, after a while, nations grow, become stable, and establish good relations with each other.

If you read this book, you will learn many previously ignored facts and you will become passionate about the turns in the life of its protagonists.

Yuli Mumpuni Widarso
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia

Nobody seems better situated and capable of capturing that world of cultures, emotions and flavours for the Spanish readership than Dr. Alicia García Olbés, who worked and lived in the Netherlands, and was married to a Dutchman with such a tragic family history. I thank her for her dedication and her excellent source research work.

I also want to thank my dear colleague, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Madrid, for her friendship and her great affection for our shared history.

Matthijs van Bonzel
Netherlands Ambassador to Spain

The ease and agility with which the author bring us close to this family, and from it to the colonial reality, the Second World War, the suffering of people and the cruelty of wars, makes it very entertaining and easy to read. I have always been amazed by the author’s extensive historical knowledge and skilful narrative techniques. This is the fifth work with which she delights us and I hope it will not be the last one.

In summary: we have here a historical and social novel, entertaining and well-told, whose characters have great credibility, which makes it extremely pleasant to read.

Francisca Sauquillo

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