Ana María Matute
Olvidado Rey Gudú
Novel , 1996
A contemporary classic to rediscover 20 years later. This new edition includes reproductions of the paintings made by the author herself and of some of her manuscripts.
Olvidado rey Gudú is one of the landmarks of Spanish 20th Century. Full of fantasy and fables, Matute narrates the birth and expansion of the Kingdom of Olar, with a plot full of characters, adventures and a symbolic landscape: the mystery of the North, the inhospitable East Steppe and the rich and exhuberant South, that limit the expansion of the Kingdom of Olar, in which destiny will participate the cleverness of a southern girl, the magics of a old wizard and the rules of the game of a undersoil creature.