(New) [Soldados de Salamina] author Javier Cercas


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    (New) [Soldados de Salamina] author Javier Cercas Right through the center of Spain runs a deep scar This scar has many dimensions In terms of time it spans the most of the 20th century; and at certain points in time it cut the land that Spain consists of up into pieces But the deepest scars run in the Spanish psyche and in its individual and collective memoryA lot of the novel Soldiers of Salamis deals with this scar At first the narrator of the book believe

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    Javier Cercas Ú 6 characters read & download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Javier Cercas (New) [Soldados de Salamina] author Javier Cercas 5 stars with some reservations 5 stars for the idea 5 stars for the inclusion of Roberto Bolaño as a character many thanks Javier many thanks indeed 5 stars because I’m not one to challenge the opinions of Bolaño Mario Vargas Llosa or Susan Sontag at least with regard to this novel Some minor demeriting fo

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    (New) [Soldados de Salamina] author Javier Cercas 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 1930's and later a minister in Franco's governm

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    (New) [Soldados de Salamina] author Javier Cercas 45 stars? Fiction that feels unlike fiction Fiction that's partially about how it's not fiction Non fictional fiction about writing about war about endurancepersistence about poets realizing their ideal worlds through political action about heroism about historical reconstruction from fragments as a creative a

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    read & download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Javier Cercas (New) [Soldados de Salamina] author Javier Cercas Javier Cercas Ú 6 characters A long echo of the Civil War can still be heard after the sixty years And the author tries to find an answer to some uestions that have been left unanswered in the past Accidentals encounters planned meetings recollections and musings interviews and talks all serve his purpose“books always end up taking on a life of thei

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    (New) [Soldados de Salamina] author Javier Cercas Just when is the right time to set records straight? Wait in the first place do we always need to? Are there instances when it is be

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    Javier Cercas Ú 6 characters read & download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Javier Cercas read & download Soldados de Salamina I wanted a copy of this book long before I read Cercas' Anatomy of a Moment and finally tracked it down in Spain Worth the wait because I totally enjoyed the readLike Anatomy of a Moment Cercas uses a personal a

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    (New) [Soldados de Salamina] author Javier Cercas read & download Soldados de Salamina The word 'revolution' gets bandied about a lot often without context and usually with positive intonations as though the act

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    (New) [Soldados de Salamina] author Javier Cercas José Antonio Primo de Rivera repetía como si fuera suya A última hora siempre ha sido un pelotón de soldados el ue ha salvado la civiliza

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    (New) [Soldados de Salamina] author Javier Cercas There is a fascinating earlier post on this book by Javier Garcia in Spanish which links to a longer post of his on the book and then to one by the author Roberto Bolaño The review by Bolaño is largely a description of the book but because he knows Javier Cercas he reveals two important facts that are relevant to underst

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  • Paperback
  • 209
  • Soldados de Salamina
  • Javier Cercas
  • Spanish
  • 17 January 2020
  • 9788483101612

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Soldados de Salamina free read ´ 106 Un joven periodista topa por casualidad con una historia fascinante y muy significativa de la Guerra Civil española y se propone reconstruirla Cuando las tropas republicanas se retiran hacia la frontera francesa camino del exilio en el desorden de la desbandada alguien toma la decisión de fusilar a un grupo de presos franuistas Entre ellos se halla Rafael Sánchez Mazas fundador e ideólogo de Falange uizás uno de los responsables directos del conflicto fratricida Pero Sánchez Mazas no sólo logra escapar del fusilamiento col. 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 1930 s and later a minister in Franco s government with the status of national hero who we are told right at the beginning escaped death by firing suad during the Spanish civil war The narrator a journalist and writer called Javier Cercas who is fictional becomes obsessed with this reprieve from death story and sets out to uncover the facts of the case tracing written accounts and interviewing surviving members of both the Nationalist and Republican sides 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 a dry factual examination of the motivations of Sanchez Mazas writer and poet who helped bring Franco to power Journalist Cercas leads the reader into a position where heshe becomes impatient and thoroughly frustrated with this endless circling around the miraculously twice reprieved life of such an unheroic and really rather pathetic figure and then in the third part author Cercas changes gear and gives us what we wanted all along the story of a true hero This part is full of everything which seemed to be missing in the first two parts humanity heroism and hope So author Cercas achieves by the most subtle of methods which include a fascinating fictional conversation with Roberto Bolano far than he could ever have done by any outright criticism of Falangist philosophy Brilliant

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Soldados de Salamina free read ´ 106 Sta historia se encuentra donde menos podía esperarlo porue uno no encuentra lo ue busca sino lo ue la realidad le entregaComo insiste en afirmar el propio narrador Soldados de Salamina es un relato real ; los lectores sin embargo lo leerán como un thriller Cercas nos embarca en una investigación de hechos históricos ue resulta apasionante porue su propósito es desentrañar un secreto ue se resiste a ser desvelado un secreto esencial ue concierne no sólo a nuestro pasado más incómodo sino sobre todo a la condición humana. Jos Antonio Primo de Rivera repet a como si fuera suya A ltima hora siempre ha sido un pelot n de soldados el ue ha salvado la civilizaci nI don t know if the author of this agrees or disagrees with this fascist s statement For the life of me I don t understand why he wrote this as a novel and not as a work of history I also think that once a writer starts to write about the life of a writer it s time to find another career or go out and learn something newHistory books generally have rigid standards than novels so if he were to repeat a story ten times it wouldn t stand muster to the editorial board In a novel you can write any damn nonsense and call it literature I wouldn t call it that not this bookThe story he tells over and over and over and over again is how the fascist Rafael S nchez Mazas escaped a firing suad in the waning days of the Spanish Civil War and how a Republican soldier spotted him in the woods but didn t betray him The pity was that the fascist Rafael S nchez Mazas didn t die in a firing suad The typical path of cowards is to foment war and then conveniently side step any actual combat Dick Cheney Donald Trump George Bush are only a few modern examplesI would have rated this lower than I have except I learned a few new things about the civil war and the book also spawned a decent film Instructors Resource Guide with Test Bank for Criminal Justice Today uno no encuentra lo Tryst ue busca sino lo Ruining Angel Ruined #15 ue la realidad le entregaComo insiste en afirmar el propio narrador Soldados de Salamina es The End Zone un relato real ; los lectores sin embargo lo leerán como Breaking from Your Parents un thriller Cercas nos embarca en Les roses de septembre una investigación de hechos históricos Drug Use and the Alcohol Dilemma ue resulta apasionante porue su propósito es desentrañar Reisen in Canada Und Durch Die Staaten Von New York Und Pennsylvanien un secreto The Techniues of Modern Hitting ue se resiste a ser desvelado Keystone Battlewagon USS Pennsylvania Bb 38 un secreto esencial Bali ue concierne no sólo a nuestro pasado más incómodo sino sobre todo a la condición humana. Jos Antonio Primo de Rivera repet a como si fuera suya A ltima hora siempre ha sido Take Me Coach Me #2 un pelot n de soldados el Die Heinzelmännchen zu Köln ue ha salvado la civilizaci nI don t know if the author of this agrees or disagrees with this fascist s statement For the life of me I don t Think A1 Workbook Bulgaria Edition understand why he wrote this as a novel and not as a work of history I also think that once a writer starts to write about the life of a writer it s time to find another career or go out and learn something newHistory books generally have rigid standards than novels so if he were to repeat a story ten times it wouldn t stand muster to the editorial board In a novel you can write any damn nonsense and call it literature I wouldn t call it that not this bookThe story he tells over and over and over and over again is how the fascist Rafael S nchez Mazas escaped a firing suad in the waning days of the Spanish Civil War and how a Republican soldier spotted him in the woods but didn t betray him The pity was that the fascist Rafael S nchez Mazas didn t die in a firing suad The typical path of cowards is to foment war and then conveniently side step any actual combat Dick Cheney Donald Trump George Bush are only a few modern examplesI would have rated this lower than I have except I learned a few new things about the civil war and the book also spawned a decent film

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Soldados de Salamina free read ´ 106 Ectivo sino ue cuando los republicanos salen en su busca un miliciano anónimo le encañona y en el último momento le perdona la vida Su buena estrella le permitirá vivir emboscado hasta el final de la guerra protegido por un grupo de campesinos de la región aunue siempre recordará a auel miliciano de extraña mirada ue no lo delató El narrador se propone desentrañar el secreto del enigmático Sánchez Mazas de su asombrosa aventura de guerra pero sólo para acabar descubriendo en un uiebro inesperado ue el significado de e. Just when is the right time to set records straight Wait in the first place do we always need to Are there instances when it is better to leave them as they areThese are the uestions this 2001 novel Soldiers of Salamis originally written in Spanish by Javier Cercas born 1962 try to pose to us In this novel the uestions can be applied to both national ie Spain particularly in that part of the Spanish Civil War 1936 1939 when the Falangist poet Rafael Sanchez Mazas was not killed by an unknown militiaman belonging to the Republican party and personal ie the life of Antonio Millares who according to the theory of Cercas was that militiamanThis is a fiction novel based on historical facts Cercas however made use of the history only as a stepping stone to illustrate how the lives of his characters are interconnected from the 30 s to the year 2000 when the story ends That specific point in Spain s history when pro Franco rebels were ordered to be killed by firing suad en masse in the forest of Collell in 1939 up to the 2000 when most of the soldiers ie the Soldiers of Salamis were already in their twilight years 80 and up 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 poetThe Philippine history has its own share of records that have to be corrected In school we were taught that both Gen Emilio Aguinaldo and Andres Bonifacio are both heroes Our teachers did not teach us at least in the provincial public elementary school where I came from that it was actually Aguinaldo who ordered the execution of Bonifacio I only came to know this when I was already a grownup and working I am sure that other countries have some parts of their histories distorted just to protect their image or uphold their national patrimony Example is Japan trying to deny the atrocities of their own soldiers or their Mongolian recruits during the rape of Nanking or the presence of comfort women in the different countries in Southeast Asia including the PhilippinesNow if history bores you the book is actually divided into 3 parts 1 Forest Friends 2 Soldiers of Salamis and 3 Rendezvous in Stockton The first part is basically the introduction to the second part which is the book the character Cercas yes the author is a struggling novelist character wrote The third part is where Cercas the author presented the personal level of the story To be honest this is the part where I decided to give this book a whopping 5 stars This is the part where he introduced the Chilean novelist Roberto Bolano 1953 2003 of popular contemporary novels like 2666 Savage Detectives etc Bolano is a friend of the Millares who said that Ernest Hemingway 1899 1961 is a clown You know that Hemingway covered the Spanish Civil War as a correspondent and he together with George Orwell sided with the Republican government Interesting huhI particularly enjoyed the many conversations between Cercas and Bolano One of which is this one Cercas And what s a heroBolano Someone who considers himself a hero and gets it right Or someone who has courage and an instinct for virtue and therefore never makes a mistake or at least doesn t make a mistake the one time when it matters and therefore can t not be a hero 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 I don t know What s a hero for youCercas I don t know John Le Carre says one must think like a hero to behave like a decent human beingBolano Yeah but a decent human being isn t the same as a hero There re lots of decent people they re the ones who know enough to say no in time heroes on the other hand are few and far between Actually I think there s almost always something blind irrational instinctive in a hero s behavior something that s in their nature and inescapable Also you can be a decent person for a whole lifetime but you can t be awe inspiring without a break and that s why a hero is only a hero exceptionally once or at most during a spell or insanity or inspiration pp 143 144The author Cercas wants to define exactly what a hero is in the above conversation because he thinks that the real hero is Millares who spared Mazas s life instead of Mazas like most of the people in Spain believe However when the character Cercas asked Millares towards the end if he and the militiaman were one and the same he said No and the answers to the uestions I wrote at the start of this review were what he explainedThought provoking Strums a chord in your heart Funny at times You never know what s next Makes you wonder how will you look back at your younger years while dying on your deathbed did I live my life to the fullest did I love enough was I truly loved This novel truly deserves all those starsAlso posted in here