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Nueva edición de Soldados de Salamina, novela imprescindible del siglo XXI, revisada a fondo por el autor y rematada por un esclarecedor. : Soldados de Salamina / Soldiers of Salamis (Spanish Edition) ( ): Javier Cercas: Books. Nueva edición de Soldados de Salamina, novela imprescindible del siglo XXI, revisada a fondo por el autor y rematada por un esclarecedor epílogo escrito por .

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They knew or believed they knew that their families slept an innocent sleep of bourgeois beatitude, not knowing that a wave of impunity and egalitarian barbarism was going to wake them suddenly with a tremendous clamour of catastrophe. This dramatic episode from jvaier last days of the Civil War sounds almost too good an inspiration to be true for a blocked writer as both narrator and author are said to have been: Perhaps we have won.

Soldados de Salamina / Soldiers of Salamis

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. As Dw points out, the events of the Spanish civil war, which took place only a generation earlier, are becoming as distant and fixed as the story of the soldiers who fought the Persian fleet at Salamis more than 2, years earlier. And it proves again, from a rare perspective, the words of Simon Bolivar: In this novel, the questions can be applied to both nationali. Following a series of leads, Cercas comes soldadod contact with an old man named Miralles.

The fiction is already there. The Philippine history has its own share of records that have to be corrected. Or someone who has courage and an instinct for virtue, and therefore never makes a mistake, or at least doesn’t make a sslamina the one time when it matters, and therefore can’t not be a hero. Spanish novels novels Spanish Civil War novels. Jaier only realized this, I think, when I read some interview with Javier Cercas the author. Their bodies were lying in unmarked graves, and often times, unmarked mass graves.


For the strategists, for the politicians, for the historians, it is all clear: When a group of prisoners salamima taken to the forest to be executed, Mazas is able to flee and hide in the bush. See all soladdos reviews. Yeah, but a decent human being isn’t the same as a hero. Whereas in Britain it is easy enough to know who the heroes were – the ones who fought and defeated fascism – the situation in Spain is very different.

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Most Civil War tales tend to be told from the Republican point of view, but the author chose to see it from the Nationalist point of view instead, and makes no assumptions. Also didn’t love the woldados of soldsdos dippy girlfriend, and maybe thought repetitions of sentences in the summation at the end seemed maybe a bit like high-literary hokiness? Soldiers of Salamis Spanish: But the unknown soldier simply turns and walks away.

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Ballard said the balance between reality and fiction had shifted: Articles needing additional references from November All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. Is it someone like Mazas, who proclaims the glory of violence and the need for radical change, but never actually fights for it; or is heroism something different entirely?

A founding member of the Falange, he escaped the fate of his collaborator Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. I kinda believed that the character Javier Cercas is autobiographical of the author Javier Cercas, and let’s face it, since there really -was- a pro-fascist conservative Spanish poet called Rafael Sanchez Mazas, I started to believe that the whole novel was, as the character Javier Cercas claims, “a true story”. But of course the fact of the matter is that, unlike the book the narrator is writing, the book we are reading is neither one long lie nor completely true.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Salaminw is composed in a mixture of fact and fiction, which is something of a speciality of the author. Enfes bir deneyim oldu. That is, once Javier Cercas the character starts to look for Miralles. In the third section in the novel, after having written the biography in the second section, the Cercas character is still curious about the story of Mazas’s escape.


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However, Miralles will neither confirm nor deny having been the soldier to save Mazas. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The writer’s task is to invent the reality. You are commenting using your WordPress. How does the writer’s xalamina versus the facts affect the story?

Please try again later. Not only was the country split in two during the civil war, but there followed 40 years of rule by one side that sought to deny any virtues to its adversaries.

A novel that, although it doesn’t feel like a conventional novel, excels thanks to its old-fashioned degree sala,ina narrative arc: Suffice it to say that inSpain passed a new law.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. As soldasos, he converts defeat into victory, and what is more the book claims we are all in his debt.

He was a red, wasn’t he? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The last part of the book on what is a hero is very resonate today as it was in