Saturday, November 14, 2020

Soledad Maura's "Madrid Again"

Soledad Fox Maura is a Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Williams College. She has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MPhil and PhD in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York.

She is a former Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, and has published three books (two biographies) and many articles on Spanish and French literature, culture and history.

Her research interests include memoir, biography, the Spanish Civil War, exile, and Spanish-American relations.

Here Maura dreamcasts an adaptation of her debut novel, Madrid Again:
If my novel were to be turned into a film, my dream screenwriter and director would be Joanna Hogg. Her films resonate deeply. Her most recent, Souvenir, explores the life of a young woman in a poignant, subtle, stylish and haunting way. She is the perfect director for a mother-daughter story, and for people living in liminal spaces.

I would like Spanish actress Adriana Gil to play the mother, Odilia, and Jenny Slate would be perfect for Lola, though I’m not sure if she speaks Spanish. I would be happy to teach her.
Visit Soledad Maura's website.

--Marshal Zeringue