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7 edition of Soldiers of Salamis found in the catalog.

Soldiers of Salamis

A Novel

by Javier Cercas

  • 364 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Bloomsbury USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spain,
  • History,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Historical,
  • Sâanchez-Mazas, Rafael,,
  • Sanchez-Mazas, Rafael,,
  • Historical - General,
  • Fiction / War,
  • Civil War, 1936-1939,
  • 1894-1966,
  • History - General History

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsAnne McLean (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8786379M
    ISBN 101582343845
    ISBN 109781582343846
    OCLC/WorldCa52963003

    Soldiers of Salamis (Spanish: Soldados de Salamina) is a novel about the Spanish Civil War published in by Spanish author Javier Cercas. The book was acclaimed by critics in Spain and was top of the best-seller book list there for many months. A film adaptation Soldados de Salamina was released. Winner of the Independent Prize in Foreign Fiction, Soldiers of Salamis is a wholly original work of fiction by a modern master. About the Author. Javier Cercas is a lecturer in Spanish Literature at the University of Gerona. To date, Soldiers of Salamis has been translated into fifteen McLean has translated Latin American and.

    Soldiers of Salamis View larger image. By: Javier Cercas. Sign Up Now! Already a Member? Log In You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title. Book Details Book Quality: Publisher Quality ISBN Related ISBNs: Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. When the lefts won the election in , the Falange became illegal, and later there was a military coup d'stat. Rafael miraculously escaped from the shooting and was spared by an unknown soldier. Lola decides to write a book about the historic event and to disclose the identity of the unknown soldier.

    Even though Cercas does not make a direct reference to Aeschylus's The Persians [available in Spanish in Tragedias, Gredos, Ed.] about the defeat of Persian soldiers at Salamis in B.C.E. : Soldiers of Salamis () by Javier Cercas and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).


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SOLDIERS OF SALAMIS is an exceptional book. Read more. 9 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Amazon Customer. out of 5 stars A discovery.

Reviewed in the United States on Febru Verified Purchase. It was from a discussion in Franco's Crypt that I learned about this book. I was looking for a fictional Cited by: 7. Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas, translated by Anne McLean pp, Bloomsbury, £ The Spanish civil war is staggering to its inevitable conclusion.

SOLDIERS OF SALAMIS is an exceptional book. Read more. 9 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Amazon Customer. out of 5 stars A discovery. Reviewed in the United States on Febru Verified Purchase. It was from a discussion in Franco's Crypt that I learned about this book.

I was looking for a fictional /5(50). Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas translated by Anne McLean Bloomsbury £, pp Spain, a generation after Franco's death in. Soldiers of Salamis is a cleverly structured treatise on memory and narrative direction. Its experimental elements hark back to the whimsical device of the playful author of the Quixote ("False novels" - that favored blend of fact and fiction and self-reference - are easily becoming a popular genre in Latin American writing/5.

About Soldiers of Salamis. Spain's best-selling book of the year - an award-winning, wholly original and absorbing work of fiction by a modern master, at whose heart lies an investigation into the nature of historical truth. In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, fifty prominent Nationalist prisoners face a firing squad.

In Soldiers of Salamis Javier Cercas builds a novel from three strands which touch on this event. The middle third of Soldiers of Salamis is a mini-biography of Sánchez Mazas, telling the story of his escape and what followed it in the border forests, and describing his career both before and afterwards.

And who are the soldiers of Salamis. Salamis was a critical battle between the Greeks and the Persians that occurred in BCE. One of the notions that drives the novel is Cercas's contention that the events of the Spanish Civil War - even though they happened only sixty (now seventy) years earlier - are "as remote in time as the battle of /5(44).

The complete review's Review. In Soldiers of Salamis Javier Cercas tells the story of a writer named Javier Cercas' efforts in trying to write a book called Soldiers of book is labelled a fiction, but the narrator's name is the same as that of the author and the events he.

Elegantly constructed and told with self-deprecating, melancholy humor, Soldiers of Salamis is a wholly original work of literature by a modern master.

Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review/5(8). A lot of the novel Soldiers of Salamis deals with this scar. At first, the narrator of the book believes that this scar has nothing to do with him, that it does not affect him.

I thought so too. Cercas's US debut is a strange and intriguing amalgam of epic, elegy, and mystery about a journalist's efforts to uncover the story behind a soldier's quasi-miraculous escape from firing squad in. Soldiers of Salamis strikes a chord in any country or individual with ghosts to face.” —Los Angeles Times “Stealthily brilliant.” —The New York Times Book Review “Lays bare the virtual impossibility of historical certainty, the whimsicality of fate, the unpredictability and.

A haunting and provocative book about history, memory, and the elusive nature of heroism.” —The Washington Post “Gripping a tear-jerker in the best sense of the word Soldiers of Salamis strikes a chord in any country or individual with ghosts to face.” —Los Angeles Times “Stealthily brilliant.” —The New York Times Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Javier Cercas — Soldiers of Salamis Genre: In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, fifty prominent Nationalist prisoners are executed by firing squad. Among them is the writer and fascist Rafael Sanchez Mazas. As the guns fire, he escapes into the forest, and can. Read "Soldiers of Salamis" by Javier Cercas available from Rakuten Kobo.

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It provides a thorough exploration of the novel’s plot, characters and main themes, including memory, heroism and the. Soldiers of Salamis was translated into English in and made into a movie in Spain, Soldados de Salamina, the same year.

The book was a best-seller in Spain, and I am ashamed to admit it has taken me this long to read the book. It is rare to read a Civil War book which such a lack of prejudice. Buy Soldiers of Salamis by Cercas, Javier, McLean, Anna (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(42). About Soldiers of Salamis. In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, fifty prominent Nationalist prisoners are executed by firing squad.

Among them is the writer and fascist Rafael Sanchez Mazas. As the guns fire, he escapes into the forest, and can. Soldiers of Salamis. [Javier Cercas; Anne McLean] -- "In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, as the remnants of the Republican army retreat north into exile, fifty prominent Nationalist prisoners are taken out to be shot.

Cercas' book is a bit of a metatext. It is itself, but it is also the description of the writing of itself. As.COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.Soldiers of Salamis printed pages In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, fifty prominent Nationalist prisoners are executed by firing squad.à  Among them is the writer and fascist Rafael Sanchez Mazas.à  As the guns fire, heà  escapes into the forest, and can hear a search party and their dogs hunting him down.à Â.