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The Anatomy of a Moment

The Anatomy of a Moment
Author: Javier Cercas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608195937
Pages: 416
Year: 2011-02-20
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In February 1981, Spain was still emerging from Franco's shadow, holding a democratic vote for the new prime minister. On the day of the vote in Parliament, while the session was being filmed by TV cameras, a band of right-wing soldiers burst in with automatic weapons, ordering everyone to get down. Only three men defied the order. For thirty-five minutes, as the cameras rolled, they stayed in their seats. Critically adored novelist Javier Cercas originally set out to write a novel about this pivotal moment, but determined it had already gained an air of myth, or, through the annual broadcast of video clips, had at least acquired the fictional taint of reality television. Cercas turned to nonfiction, and his vivid descriptions of the archival footage frame a narrative that traverses the line between history and art, creating a daring new account of this watershed moment in modern Spanish history. The Anatomy of a Moment caused a sensation upon its publication in Spain, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. The story will be new to many American readers, but the book stands resolutely on its own as a compelling literary inquest of national myth, personal memory, political spectacle, and reality itself.

The Speed of Light

The Speed of Light
Author: Javier Cercas
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408807181
Pages: 288
Year: 2009-09-07
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The young hero of The Speed of Light is an aspiring writer in provincial Spain in the 1980s, dreaming of burning success, searching for a real story to tell. Out of the blue he is offered the chance to work in a in a Midwestern university and soon he is in the United States, living a happy, carefree life, working and writing. Little does he know that his burgeoning friendship with the Vietnam Vet Rodney Falk, a man of few friends and strange ways, will influence the course of his entire life, or that he will become obsessed with unravelling the mystery at the heart of Rodney's life. Why do people sometimes ridicule and sometimes fear Rodney? Why does he shun the world? Why does he accept and befriend the narrator? What really happened at My Khe? When the young writer's own life takes a terrible twist many years later, Rodney may be the only person in the world who can save him.

Outlaws

Outlaws
Author: Javier Cercas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620403269
Pages: 384
Year: 2014-08-12
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On a summer day at the arcade, timid sixteen-year-old Ignacio Cañas encounters two charismatic rebels: El Zarco ("Blue Eyes??) and his gorgeous girl, Tere. Entranced, he crosses the border into their dangerous world, becoming their partner in crimes that quickly escalate. Twenty-five years later, Tere materializes in Cañas's office, needing help. Cañas has settled back into middle-class life, becoming a successful defense lawyer. Zarco has matured into a convict of some infamy. Yet somehow, with new stakes, this three-way affair will begin again. With his usual brio, Javier Cercas surveys the borders between right and wrong, respectability and criminality, and to what extent we can pass between them-or determine on which side we ultimately fall. This brilliantly plotted tale firmly establishes him as one of the most rewarding novelists writing today.

Past Law, Present Histories

Past Law, Present Histories
Author: Diane Kirkby
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1922144037
Pages: 230
Year: 2012-09-01
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This collection brings methods and questions from humanities, law and social sciences disciplines to examine different instances of lawmaking. Contributors explore the problematic of past law in present historical analysis across indigenous Australia and New Zealand, from post-Franco Spain to current international law and maritime regulation, from settler colonial humanitarian debates to efforts to end cruelty to children and animals. They highlight problems both national and international in their implication. From different disciplines and theoretical positions, they illustrate the diverse and complex study of law’s history.

The Impostor

The Impostor
Author: Javier Cercas
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1524732826
Pages: 384
Year: 2018-08-28
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From the award-winning author of Soldiers of Salamis, a propulsive and riveting narrative investigation into an infamous fraud: a man who has been lying his entire life. Who is Enric Marco? An elderly man in his nineties, living in Barcelona, a Holocaust survivor who gave hundreds of speeches, granted dozens of interviews, received important national honors, and even moved government officials to tears. But in May 2005, Marco was exposed as a fraud: he was never in a Nazi concentration camp. The story was reported around the world, transforming him from hero to villain in the blink of an eye. Now, more than a decade later--in a hypnotic narrative that combines fiction and nonfiction, detective story and war story, biography and autobiography--Javier Cercas sets out to unravel Marco's enigma. With both profound compassion and lacerating honesty, Cercas takes the reader on a journey not only into one man's gigantic lie, but also--through its exploration of our infinite capacity for self-deception, our opposing needs for fantasy and reality, our appetite for affection--into the deepest, most flawed parts of our humanity.

Lizard Tails

Lizard Tails
Author: Juan Marsé
Publisher: Harvill Press
ISBN:
Pages: 231
Year: 2003-01-01
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A family of Republican sympathisers are still recovering from defeat in Spain's harrowing Civil War. David has been deserted by his father, an alcoholic, political fugitive, and left alone with his pregnant mother. The fantasy world young David inhabits is fuelled by the films he sees at his local cinema and by images of war - Spitfires crashing into the sea, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima - and by the image of an RAF pilor, Captain O'Flynn, whose photograph from a magazine cover is pinned on his bedroom wall. The detachable lizards tails which David and his friend collect become symbolic of the detachment and uncertainty so much a part of their young lives in a troubled country.

Universidad de México

Universidad de México
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Year: 2013
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Soldiers of Salamis

Soldiers of Salamis
Author: Javier Cercas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1596917377
Pages: 224
Year: 2008-12-10
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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.

Spanische Literaturgeschichte

Spanische Literaturgeschichte
Author: Hans-Jörg Neuschäfer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476051943
Pages: 480
Year: 2011-01-01
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Von Teresa de Ávila über Cervantes bis Zafón. Die Literaturgeschichte entwirft ein lebendiges Bild der kastilischen Literatur vom maurisch-christlich-jüdischen Zusammenleben bis heute. Sie lässt ganze Epochen Revue passieren, geht aber auch auf einzelne Texte und Themen, wie z. B. den Schelmenroman oder die corral -Bühne, detailliert ein. Für die 4. Auflage wurden die Kapitel zum 18. Jahrhundert und zur Gegenwartsliteratur einschließlich des Films deutlich erweitert. Der Abschnitt über die Zeit nach dem Bürgerkrieg (1975-2010) wurde komplett neu konzipiert.

Santa Evita

Santa Evita
Author: Tomas Eloy Martinez Martinez
Publisher: Black Swan
ISBN: 0552778966
Pages: 416
Year: 2012-05-01
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Eva Peron entered immortality on 26th July, 1952. The bizarre after-life of her embalmed body - hidden, hijacked, replicated, smuggled abroad, buried, resurrected, repatriated - echoed her equally strange life. From the story of the plain poor-trash girl who reinvented herself to become first the uncrowned queen of Argentina's masses and then their uncanonized saint, Tomas Eloy Martinez has created a mesmerizing, highly readable work of fiction.

El móvil

El móvil
Author: Javier Cercas
Publisher: Literature Random House
ISBN: 8439732996
Pages: 112
Year: 2018-01-09
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Publicada por primera vez hace treinta a�os,El m�vil, primera novela de Javier Cercas, es un absorbente thriller metaliterario que parece contener como en germen la obra entera de este novelista, hoy consagrado como uno de los grandes escritores europeos contempor�neos. �lvaro es un escritor que est� obsesionado con escribir una gran obra literaria. Para lograrlo, asiste a todas las escuelas y talleres de escritura que encuentra, pero �l no tiene talento. En cambio, su mujer publica un best-seller, lo que provocar� una inminente ruptura. En su nueva y solitaria vida, �lvaro visualiza a sus vecinos como modelos para sus personajes, pero comenzar� a manipular sus vidas para poder plasmar conflictos reales en su historia, no importa si se tiene que acostar con la portera, empujar a su vecino inmigrante al paro o enga�ar a un anciano. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Published for the first time thirty years ago, The Motive, Javier Cercas's first novel, is an absorbing meta-literary thriller that seems to contain the germ of the entire oeuvre of this novelist, today acclaimed as one of the great contemporary European writers. �lvaro is a writer who is obsessed with writing a great literary work. To that end, he attends every school and writing workshop he can find, but he has no talent. On the other hand, his wife publishes a best-seller, which provokes an immediate breakup. In his new, solitary life, �lvaro visualizes his neighbors as models for his characters, but he starts to manipulate their lives in order to capture real conflicts in his stories: no matter if he has to sleep with the security guard, push his immigrant neighbor to strike, or trick an old man.

The 48 Laws Of Power

The 48 Laws Of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651348
Pages: 463
Year: 2010-09-03
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'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

Nostromo, A Tale of the Seaboard

Nostromo, A Tale of the Seaboard
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465586148
Pages: 492
Year: 1919
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The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon
Author: Andrew Solomon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145161103X
Pages: 576
Year: 2014-09-16
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The author offers a look at depression, drawing on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, and doctors to assess the disease's complexities, causes, symptoms, and available therapies.

The Twilight Saga Collection

The Twilight Saga Collection
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316089508
Pages: 2560
Year: 2009-10-27
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This stunning set, complete with all four books, makes the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling vampire love story. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn capture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires.

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