The Resource The anatomy of a moment : thirty-five minutes in history and imagination, Javier Cercas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean, (electronic resource)

The anatomy of a moment : thirty-five minutes in history and imagination, Javier Cercas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean, (electronic resource)

Label
The anatomy of a moment : thirty-five minutes in history and imagination
Title
The anatomy of a moment
Title remainder
thirty-five minutes in history and imagination
Statement of responsibility
Javier Cercas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "The best history book at the year"-Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. Times Literary Supplement (UK)
  • "A masterpiece of twenty-first-century European Literature."--Jordi Gracia, El Pais
  • In February 1981, Spain, still emerging from Franco's shadow, was in the process of electing a new prime minister. On the day of the vote in Parliament, while the session was being filmed by TV cameras, a band of right-wing soldiers burst in with automatic weapons, ordering everyone down. Only three men defied the order. For thirty-five minutes, as bullets flew and cameras rolled, they stayed in their seats
  • Javier Cercas originally set out to write a work of fiction about this pivotal event but determined it had already gained an air of myth, or, through the annual broadcast of video clips, had at least acquire the fictional taint of reality television. Instead, Cercas employs vivid descriptions of that archival footage to frame a true narrative of the attempted coup, which he comes to understand as a last gasp of the bloody civil war four decades earlier
  • Traversing the line between history and art, Cercas creates an incisive literary inquest into national myth, personal memory, political spectacle, and reality itself. His account of a watershed modent in Spain's history is a contemporary masterpiece of Spanish literature
  • "With this noval, Javier Cercas takes his place in the select group at the forefront of Spanish literature."-Roberto Bolano
  • "A masterly parable of political violence, of suffering, but also, and decisively, of the strange locic of compassion and healing ... [Soldiers of Salamis] should become a classic."-George Steiner
  • "This book is magnificent ... One of the best I've read in a long time."-Mario Vargas Llosa, El Pais --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cercas, Javier
Dewey number
946.083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DP272
LC item number
.C42813 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McLean, Anne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Spain
Label
The anatomy of a moment : thirty-five minutes in history and imagination, Javier Cercas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=543051A9-5330-4DFE-89C9-3DF3B030175F
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as Anatomía de un instante by Random House Mondadori, Barcelona
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1 The placenta of the coup -- pt. 2. A golpista confronts the coup -- pt. 3. A revolutionry confronts the coup -- pt. 4. All the coups of the coup -- pt. 5. Viva Italia!
Control code
ocn759853586
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (403 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781608195930
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759853586
Label
The anatomy of a moment : thirty-five minutes in history and imagination, Javier Cercas ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=543051A9-5330-4DFE-89C9-3DF3B030175F
Publication
Note
Originally published as Anatomía de un instante by Random House Mondadori, Barcelona
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1 The placenta of the coup -- pt. 2. A golpista confronts the coup -- pt. 3. A revolutionry confronts the coup -- pt. 4. All the coups of the coup -- pt. 5. Viva Italia!
Control code
ocn759853586
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (403 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781608195930
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759853586

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