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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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Soldados de Salamina by Javier Cercas

John Le Carre says one must think like a hero to behave like a decent human being. Sentences extend with surprising clauses until at last, stunned and breathless, you shake your head and read them over, savouring them even in your outrage. This becomes the premise for the book.

A moment of a shared gaze between a fleeing fascist and a Republican, who chose not to pull the trigger is the centre, along with the certainty that men are men, never heroes in war. Retrieved 22 June Email required Address never made public.

Soldados de Salamina / Soldiers of Salamis

Cercas, the struggling novelist, tried to identify who that militiaman was and what went on right at that moment inside that person’s mind that made him decide not to kill the poet. Wait, in the first place, do we always need to? Notify me of new comments solados email. I kinda believed that the character Javier Solados 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”.


Customers who bought this item also bought. Early on, he writes a brief article in his newspaper based on the retelling by Soldaeos son. 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?

En fin, Cercas disfraza algunos hechos reales con personajes ficticios que nos cuentan muchas verdades. Notify me of new posts via email. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Don’t have a Kindle? The book was acclaimed by critics in Salamona and was top of the best-seller book list there for many months. From Bolano’s Between Parentheses: Please try again later.

Soldados de Salamina was adapted by the director and screenwriter David Truebapremiering in Spain on March 21, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Franco then induced xercas sort of ‘national amnesia’ in which everyone had to conspire in hiding the ugly truth of his brutality, lest they themselves became victims of it.

The third part is where Cercas the author presented the personal level of the story. For it is not just left-wing revolutions that are betrayed: This novel truly deserves all those stars. Well written Spanish, but too much personal detail about the researching journalist, cerca is irrelevant to the main topic.


Books by Javier Cercas. But more than that, by the novel’s end we encounter a true picture of heroism, and though this last section seems clunky at times – the machinery just a little too transparent, the last pages slightly too sentimental – it is very moving.

However, during the time the war was incubating, the watchwords Sanchez Mazas disseminated still possessed a gleaming suggestion of modernity, that young patriots from good families and the violent ideals they cherished contributed to strengthening.

Dec 28, K. Following a series of leads, Cercas comes in contact with an old man named Miralles. But from the very outset of Soldiers of Salamis it is plain that this is a literary quest, the hope being that the fictional invention will be more convincing in ccercas end than any biographical memoir.

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