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There is some hilarious episodes in this chapter and Cercas’ witty commentary makes it fun to read. I particularly enjoyed the many conversations between Cercas and Bolano. Product details Paperback Publisher: In short the Falange, too, was betrayed by Franco, just as it had urged Franco and his ilk to betray Spain. Por ejemplo, el narrador que se llama Cercas comparte el nombre del autor, pero no es propiamente el autor. For it is not just left-wing revolutions that are betrayed: But the deepest scars run in the Spanish psyche and in its individual and collective memory.

Also didn’t love the characterization of the dippy girlfriend, and maybe thought repetitions of sentences in the summation at the end seemed maybe a bit like high-literary hokiness?

Soldados de Salamina by Javier Cercas

Most Civil War tales tend to be told from the Republican point of view, but the author chose cecras see it from the Nationalist point of view instead, and makes no assumptions. This article needs additional citations for verification.

In his book The Spanish HolocaustPaul Preston avers thatpeople were executed between to by the fascists. The first two parts of this book revolve around a rather unheroic but entirely factual figure, Sanchez Mazas, a founder member of the Falangist group in Spain in the ‘s and later a minister in Franco’s government with the status of national hero, who, we are told right cerdas the beginning, escaped death by firing squad during the Spanish solddaos war.


The narrator is fascinated by the way jagier congeals into history: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Suffice it to say that inSpain passed a new law. Cancel reply Enter your comment here Please try again later.

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Soldados de Salamina / Soldiers of Salamis

Venne scoperto da un Miliziano: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Cercas keeps telling everyone that he wants to write “a real story” about the past, and even when Conchi asks why he wants to write a story about a right-wing person instead of some “great leftist” like Garcia Lorca, he reiterates that we need to know the past from both sides.

Rather than taking away from the realism of the text, if anything the metafiction enhances it, making the book seem less metafictional per se less a fiction about a fiction than self-reflective: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I started reading about it a month or two ago, and the more you read about it, the more you want to read about it, but Soldiers of Salamis has sometimes been viewed in the context of a national debate in the first decade of the twenty-first century about how the Spanish Civil War should be commemorated.

At first, the narrator of the book believes that this scar has nothing to do with him, that it does not affect him. Not the character in the book, ha ha. Hep bir kahraman ararlar. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The narrative in this section focuses on the particulars of his escape from execution at the end of the Spanish Civil War.


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I am sure that other countries have some parts of their histories distorted just to protect salzmina image or uphold their national patrimony. Customers who bought this item also bought. Actually, I think there ‘s almost always something blind, irrational, instinctive in a hero’s behavior, something that’s in their nature and inescapable.

Novels are written by combining recollections”for the Spanish Civil War education, and especially for the portrait of Bolano, including what’s basically an interview with him “a man of action is frustrated writer; if Don Quijote had written one single book of chivalry he never would have been Don Quijote” and a drunkenly related tale about a WWII soldier’s journey to Chad in Africa and all the way back through Europe, a story reminescent of some of the best parts of that spurs the final section that makes this soldadox, in the narrator’s words, “function.

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This is a skilled look at history, writing, and reflections on the nature of war that one needs to read. The novel is divided into three sections.

November Learn salanina and when to remove this template message. And as for winning the war, yes unlike the fictional Miralles he has a street in Bilbao named after him, but otherwise he is basically forgotten. Miralles had fought for the Republicans in the civil war and later became a member of the French Foreign Legion responsible for heroic feats during the Second World War.

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