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History of the Holy European Empire

Por el Mandaringrave de Talas
Segunda Edición.
Epílogo de José A. Zorrilla

Summary of the History of the Holy European Empire.
The Mandaringrave von Talas, member of the Imperial European Council is terrified with the spread of ideas coming from the Confederation of American States, always at war for they are nation states, so he decides to write a History of the Holy European Empire to underline the key moments of the Imperial construct today happily in power. His thesis is that the Empire exists thanks to a series of lucky events. Things might have different. Sweden and Poland might not have discovered America, Atila might not have refounded Byzantium and Saladin could have overcome the Empire at Talas winning thus Asia for the Islam. Before these great serendipities of history it is crazy to defend novelties like citizenship, human rights, national languages and the like. Providence is not to be tempted. The text is based upon the Western literary cycles. Cid, Roland, Nibelungen, General Chronicle of the Rus... but fiction also plays a role and Sherlock Holmes, the soldier Svejk, Abelard and Heloise have a bit part. Marx and Engels too. The book is a parody but also established fiction and attempts to build a case for a united continent. It is dedicated to the "ironical travellers" of the Enlightenment, specifically those of the "Persian Letters". The book has no publisher yet. For any expression of interest or professional comment please contact me in my email. French or Italian are also languages I read and write. German Ich lese, andere Fahigkeiten nur beim Notfall. First 48 pages enclosed. In Spanish.

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  • Learn idiomatic ("Movida") Spanish reading my novel "El rey de la movida", either in Spanish or in its American translation by Asa Satz: "Madrid Babylon". Or both. Read it here: "Madrid Babylon"
  • Translations from the American (e.e.cummings), or English (Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, James Joyce) or German (Holderlin, El Archipiélago, Paul Celan, Todesfugue). All of them bilingual interlinear versions.
  • Scripts that never went into production (One of them in English: "Letter to a US Senator on the Occasion of 9/11").
  • Manuscripts never published: "The Movies" (American version soon).
  • To watch clips of my films: The Arrangement · The Righteous · The Desert and the Waves
  • Some of my open projects. You may access the documentary series "The Beatitudes". The rest of the site only in Spanish language. Sorry to report (sob) that content in Spanish and English is not identical. Yet there is enough food for your thoughts or smiles.
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