Soldiers of Salamis

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 10 dic. 2008 - 224 páginas
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In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, a writer and founding member of Franco's Fascist Party is about to be shot, and yet miraculously escapes into the forest. When his hiding place is discovered, he faces death for the second time that day-but is spared, this time by a lone soldier. The POW becomes a national hero and a member of Franco's first government, while the soldier is forgotten. Sixty years later, Cercas's novel peels back the layers of truth and propaganda in order to discover who the real hero was. Elegantly constructed and told with self-deprecating, melancholy humor, Soldiers of Salamis is a wholly original work of literature by a modern master.
 

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Reseña de usuario  - Paulagraph - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this novel (true tale) but haven't much to say about it. I was particularly intrigued when Cercas or the character named Cercas meets up with the Chilean writer Roberto Bolano or the ... Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - AnnieMod - LibraryThing

Most novels written nowadays have a somewhat linear plot - even when there are a lot of them, each plot will be linear - and the novel seem to have a focus and a destination. Cercas' "Soldiers of ... Leer reseña completa

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Javier Cercas is a lecturer in Spanish Literature at the University of Gerona. Soldiers of Salamis has been published in fifteen languages.



Anne McLean has translated Latin American and Spanish writers such as Carmen Martin Gaite, Orlando González Esteva, Julio Cortázar, Paula Varsavsky, Ignacio Padilla and Luis Sepúlveda.

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