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'As sheep at the slaughterhouse' by José Luis Castillo-Puche is re-published on the 100th anniversary of his birth (24/09/2019)

The Chamber of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Murcia hosted on Monday afternoon, September 23, the presentation of the re-issue of the novel 'As sheep to the slaughterhouse' by Yeclano writer José Luis Castillo-Puche.

During the event, the professor of the University of Murcia, José Belmonte, the secretary of the Castillo-Puche Foundation, Liborio Ruiz, the Councilor for Culture of the City Council of Yecla, Jesús Verdú, and the editor of La Fea Burguesía, Fernando Fernández, took part.

The presentation is included in the program of the II International Week of Letters of the Region of Murcia, as well as the events planned for the 100th anniversary of the birth of José Luis Castillo-Puche.

The re-edition published by La Fea Burguesía has a preliminary study and annotations by José Belmonte, and has been possible thanks to the collaboration of the Castillo-Puche Foundation and the City Council of Yecla.

'As sheep at the slaughterhouse' tells the priestly ordination of four seminarians in Murcia in 1936 and serves the writer to discuss his vision of religion and the Spanish Civil War.

Castillo-Puche wrote the novel in 1970 in New York.

The book has 420 pages and can be purchased at the price of 10 euros.

José Luis Castillo-Puche (Yecla, 1919 Madrid, 2004) was a novelist, journalist, essayist and university professor.

He received twice the National Prize for Literature for 'With death to man' (1952) and 'You will know the land of nothing' (1982), as well as the Gold Medal of the Region of Murcia and the Prize for Letters of the Region of Murcia in its first edition.

He published more than 25 works in his more than 50 years of literary career.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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