St. Patrick's Purgatory " from which we get a made coincident with the novel " The city of the Great King " Oscar Esquivias. Extract this information from the article "Demystifying LEGEND OF THE PURGATORY OF SAINT PATRICK: 18723.21 manuscript of the Biblioteca Nacional of Madrid " by María Mercedes Rodríguez Temperley, Argentina ESEARCH SECRIT Deputy.
Let's start with the legend: Saint Patrick, in his attempt to convert the Irish believers, asking God to test the existence of places of eternal reward and punishment. Jesus shows the entrance to a cave (which tradition located in the Lough Derg Station Island or Lake Red, north of Ireland) where they could see the suffering of sinners and the happiness of the righteous in its passage to the afterlife. The saint built a monastery and sent to close the access door to the cave, with orders not to allow entry only to those who fervently wished, and not before subjecting them to a series of tests to try to dissuade them.
In the twelfth century, the Irish monk collects Saltrey H. legend written in his Tractatus de Purgatorio Sancti Patricii, and extends to the narrative of Owein gentleman, who at the time of King Stephen of England perhaps into 1147, enters the cave and tells the hardships her return Hell and the delights of paradise. Subsequently, the original legend is transformed and there are new versions or translations, in which various characters seek to establish the existence of Purgatory or conceal the political interests, as in the case of Ramón de Perellós Viscount, who travels to purgatory to meet the soul of King Juan I of Aragon, who died without confession on a hunt, well away any suspicion of his involvement as an instigator of that death. The Catalan version of the Purgatori Viatge Ramon de Perellós (1397) is translated into Castilian and Latin, and serves as a source for writers of later centuries, will there be read Óscar Esquivias this work?. The fact is that we have a match for " The city of the Great King " the soldier who travels to purgatory to meet with a military commander .
In the sixteenth century with the Reformation and the Counter arises the impossibility of the existence of a purgatory in life according to the dogma of the Church. Pope Alexander VI decreed the destruction of the sanctuary in 1497 and in 1524 the Church excludes the legend of St. Patrick's Office, inserted in the Roman Missal. However, the area's reputation continues to attract the curiosity of sinners, who go there on pilgrimage. Thus, while from the field Official censorship is prohibited and the legend from the testimonies "written", the popular sphere, with the persistence of oral dissemination and acts of devotion is keeping the legend alive. Subsequently, it is hosted by Golden Age writers, like the novel of Juan Pérez de Montalbán Life and St. Patrick's Purgatory composed in 1627 or the comedies of Lope de Vega ( The greatest miracle in life and Purgatory , of 1627) and Calderon de la Barca ( St. Patrick's Purgatory of 1636).
And now the twenty-first century where we find the purgatory of Esquivias, a tooth and Purgatory molars (proserpina) as currency, there are intruders (the details of the umbilicus is great) but do not know how reach the city (other gateways?), where the orientation is impossible until someone tells them the standard governed in this world (to go to a place you have to think about it and follow your shadow) and bizarre characters appear (flying monks, brothers moths, with a peculiar greeting or statues that come down from its pedestal to eat, among many others) or where there are TV (pun intended) communications between the beyond and the here (the case of the pigeon or telephone conference).
Esquivias Delusional tells a purgatory in which some climbers are abandoned and die, other madness takes hold within themselves and just as dead as those who have been killed by "lack of patriotism?, while others take the decision to stay, and a few make it back or so it seems that the second volume of the trilogy ends at that point and I have not read its sequel, "Night is coming ." Yes Discomfort Paradise "is a historical novel with a small dose of fiction," City the Great King "is a fantasy novel with small realism offered by paragraphs inserted into the overall plot.
The culmination of the 3 entries about Purgatory leave this video which summarizes the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri in just over 10 minutes.
This comment belongs to the book club on the trilogy based on the Civil War Oscar Esquivias directed from La Acequia , Pedro Ojeda Escudero.