Soldiers of Salamis: A Novel

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 10 ene. 2005 - 213 páginas

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 Republican soldier. The writer 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. Winner of the Independent Prize in Foreign Fiction, Soldiers of Salamis is a wholly original work of fiction by a modern master.

 

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Cercas is now established as a writer with a unique approach. Much like the work of Truman Capote and Tom Wolfe he fictionalizes real life events and characters. In Soldiers of Salamis he relates the ... Leer reseña completa

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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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Sobre el autor (2005)

Javier Cercas is a lecturer in Spanish Literature at the University of Gerona. To date, Soldiers of Salamis has been translated into fifteen languages.

Anne McLean has translated Latin American and Spanish novels, short stories, memoirs, and other writings.

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