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Auteur: Javier Cercas
Taal: Engels
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Uitgever: Bloomsbury

Auteur: Javier Cercas
  • Engels
  • E-book
  • 9781408807187
  • Druk: New edition
  • september 2009
  • 288 pagina's
  • Adobe ePub
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Javier Cercas

"Javier Cercas Mena (born 1962 in Ibahernando) is a writer and professor of Spanish literature at the University of Girona, Spain. He was born in Ibahernando, Cáceres, Spain. He is a frequent contributor to the Catalan edition of El País and the Sunday supplement. He worked for two years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States. He is one of a group of well-known Spanish novelists, which includes Julio Llamazares, Andrés Trapiello, and Jesus Ferrero, who have published fiction in the vein of ""historical memory"", focusing on the Spanish Civil War and the Francoist State. Soldiers of Salamis (translated by Anne McLean) won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2004, and McLean's translations of his novels The Speed of Light and Outlaws were shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award in 2008 and 2016 respectively.

Bron: Wikipedia. Beschikbaar onder de licentie Creative Commons Naamsvermelding/Gelijk delen."

Samenvatting

The young hero of The Speed of Light is an aspiring writer in provincial Spain in the 1980s, dreaming of burning success, searching for a real story to tell. Out of the blue he is offered the chance to work in a in a Midwestern university and soon he is in the United States, living a happy, carefree life, working and writing.


Little does he know that his burgeoning friendship with the Vietnam Vet Rodney Falk, a man of few friends and strange ways, will influence the course of his entire life, or that he will become obsessed with unravelling the mystery at the heart of Rodney's life.


Why do people sometimes ridicule and sometimes fear Rodney? Why does he shun the world? Why does he accept and befriend the narrator? What really happened at My Khe?


When the young writer's own life takes a terrible twist many years later, Rodney may be the only person in the world who can save him.

Recensie(s)

An almost extravagant display of artistic control in which an intricate web of verbal and thematic cross-reference spins out across the text It is hard to imagine that a better novel will be published in Spain this year. -- Times Literary Supplement ( UK )

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Taal
Engels
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E-book
Druk
New edition
Verschijningsdatum
2009-09-07
Aantal pagina's
288 pagina's
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Adobe ePub
Bestandsgrootte ebook
2,5 MB
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Javier Cercas
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Bloomsbury

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The Speed of Light

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NUR code
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2009-09-07
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