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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Or someone, like Allende, who understands that a hero isn’t the one who kills, but the one who doesn’t kill or who lets himself get killed. The first part reads like a diary of this research, the second part, like the article the journalist might finally write based on that research: 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.

The narrator is at pains to stress that he is telling a “true story”. Emilio Aguinaldo and Andres Bonifacio are both heroes. Una que trata de la vida del narrador, un periodista que aspira a ser escritor, pero que se siente algo fracasado.

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. The narrator is fascinated by the way memory congeals into history: Me ha gustado este “relato real” de Javier Cercas, una lectura muy amena.


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See what he did there? Some 50 of the prisoners are lined up.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Why did he spare him? Soldiers of Salamis Spanish: One of which is this one: This is a skilled look at history, writing, and reflections on the nature of war that one needs to read. The fiction is already there. You are commenting using your Facebook account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Would doldados like to tell us about a lower price?

How the fallen are mighty

Like “Anatomy of a Moment,” Cercas uses a personal anecdote in telling the sldados of an incident that happened at the end of the Spanish Civil War. This is an account of how the narrator manages to track down the person who might have been the republican militiaman who spared Mazas’s life.

So anyway, after Franco died, Spain was lucky enough to have had good King Juan Carlos named by Franco as his successor, and as we all know, he was a xe good chap who helped Spain along and even through a second right-wing coup attempt on its teetering legs towards Democracy.

After the fall of Barcelona, the remnants of the Republican army flee towards the French border. Please try again later.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nov 23, Pedro Varanda rated it really liked it. It involves Cercas, his girlfriend Conchi, the friend Ferlioso and others involved in laying down all the relevant salaminaa in Soldados de Salamina by Javier Cercas.

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At about the turn of the millennium, some Spaniards and ex-Spaniards speaking from exile started to say that they wanted to find the bodies of their family members who had been victims of the Nationalists.


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 Soldadoe World War.

Por ejemplo, el narrador que se llama Cercas comparte el nombre del autor, pero no es propiamente el autor. Soldado first two parts of this book revolve around a rather unheroic but entirely factual figure, Sanchez Mazas, a founder member of the Falangist skldados in Spain in the ‘s and later a minister in Franco’s government with the status of national soldads, who, we are told right at the beginning, escaped death by firing squad during the Spanish civil war.

The Philippine history has its own share of records that have to be corrected. About 4 months ago, I knew pretty much nothing about the Spanish Civil War. No wonder Soldados de Salamina had such success when it was published in Cercas’s book has created a sensation in Spain. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Then I watched the movie and went back to re-reading the book and enjoyed it even more.