Massive Construction Words – Zenda

Massive Construction Words – Zenda
Massive Construction Words – Zenda

I was born in Spain in ’66. I am part of a generation that has not had to experience firsthand the horror of war and, yet, there are few things in this world that cause me more fear.

War, as referred to in the Book of Revelation (John 6, 1-8), represents the Apocalypse of reasoning. To prevent this, the individual is subjected to destruction, hunger, disease and, finally, death. But those riders who cross the skies of the planet constantly need stables to leave their horses and feed to feed them. Who is the owner of the property where they rest? Who tells them where to go to cause the most absolute desolation?

An anonymous dog crosses from Israel to the Gaza Strip, witnessing the horror that the news does not show us

The book that concerns us, And they did not return to their homespresents us with 21 possible answers to questions that anyone who does not want to suddenly find themselves pointed at by the rifle that a fanatical neighbor wields against you because he hates you, should necessarily ask himself, even if you did not know it, and now sees this legitimized. hate.

Since the pandemic, Invasive Editions has seen fit to produce a series of collective books that have brought together different playwrights to write about topics that, from the point of view of Julio Fernandez (editor and author) should be the subject of treatment and, why not say it, of complaint. Senophobia, Of the days without hugs, The poison in the air These are some examples of what I’m saying. And they represent, for the reader, a unique opportunity to meet those of us who make up the range of new playwrights.

Picking up that witness, the playwright Alberto de Casso Bastarrechea He proposes to twenty other authors to write (no. Shout) about modern wars. That is, wars in which the weapons and technological superiority of one side is devastatingly superior to that of its enemy.

It is impossible, in a brief review, to talk about each of the pieces that make up this book without being unfair to the others, but I do not want to remain only in the easy task of praise. This book hurts. It hurts those who wrote it and it hurts those who read it. And it must be so.

This book is an act of bravery for which, in other countries, those responsible would be imprisoned and silenced.

But I want to choose “Guerra-perra”, by Amaranta Osorio, because its protagonist has allowed me (in my imagination) to have a common thread that took me from one scenario to another. An anonymous dog who crosses from Israel to the Gaza Strip, witnessing the horror that the news does not show us. With her, with her thoughts reduced to single words that make complete sense when they only name what is important, we feel (it is inevitable not to feel it) the loss of the one we love and need most, the frightening uncertainty of not knowing where to go or what to do, the arrival of hunger and cold, the transformation in which you stop being what you were to become a bad memory until, if you are lucky, someone stops in front of you and offers you help.

This book is an act of bravery for which, in other countries, those responsible would be imprisoned and silenced.

Let us not forget that theater is a scream. Always has been. It is the voice that rises to wake up the sleeper, to denounce abuse, to alert the tribe.

And they did not return to their homes They are 21 cries that repeat, like a perpetual echo, what the millions of dead can no longer shout: “Peace.”

And in the background, the bark of a sad dog.

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Qualification: And they did not return to their homes. Author: Various authors. Editorial: Invasive Editions.

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