Soldiers of Salamis

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 14 ene. 2020 - 224 páginas
A novel of the Spanish Civil War--a modern classic, an international bestseller, and a searing exploration of the unknowability of history. A Vintage Original.

In the waning days of the Spanish Civil War, an unknown militiaman discovered a Nationalist prisoner who had fled a firing squad and taken refuge in the forest. But instead of killing him, the soldier simply turned and walked away. The prisoner, Rafael Sánchez Mazas--writer, fascist, and founder of the Spanish Falange--went on to become a national hero and ultimately a minister in Franco's first government. The soldier disappeared into history. Sixty years later, Javier Cercas--or at least, a character who shares his name--sifts through the evidence to establish what really happened that day. Who was the soldier? Why didn't he shoot? And who was the true hero in the story? Every answer yields another question in this powerful and elegantly constructed novel about truth, memory, and war.

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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 (2020)

JAVIER CERCAS was born in 1962. He is a novelist and columnist, and he has received numerous international awards. His books include Soldiers of Salamis (which sold more than a million copies worldwide), The Anatomy of a Moment, The Tenant and The Motive, The Speed of Light, and The Impostor. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Barcelona. Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean

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