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Una historia de España

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Por primera vez un volumen reune la historia de Espana escrita por Arturo Perez-Reverte durante mas de cuatro anos en su columna “Patente de corso” del XL Semanal. Un relato ameno, personal, a ratos ironico, pero siempre unico, de nuestra accidentada historia a traves de los siglos. Una obra concebida por el autor para, en palabras suyas, “divertirme, releer y disfrutar; un pretexto para mirar atras desde los tiempos remotos hasta el presente, reflexionar un poco sobre ello y contarlo por escrito de una manera poco ortodoxa.”

A lo largo de los 91 capitulos mas el epilogo de los que consta el libro, Arturo Perez-Reverte narra los principales acontecimientos ocurridos desde los origenes de nuestra historia y hasta el final de la Transicion con una mirada subjetiva, construida con las dosis exactas de lecturas, experiencia y sentido comun. “La misma mirada con que escribo novelas y articulos -dice el autor-; no la elegi yo, sino que es resultado de todas esas cosas: la vision, acida mas a menudo que dulce, de quien, como dice un personaje de una de mis novelas, sabe que ser lucido en Espana aparejo siempre mucha amargura, mucha soledad y mucha desesperanza.”.- Arturo Perez-Reverte

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

For the first time, one volume gathers the history of Spain as written by Arturo Perez-Reverte over the course of more than four years in his “Patente de corso” (“Carte Blanche”) column for XL Semanal.

An entertaining, personal, and sometimes ironic but always unique tale of Spain’s turbulent history throughout the centuries. A work conceptualized by the author to, in his words, “entertain me, re-read and enjoy; a pretext for looking back through time from the very beginning until the present, reflecting a little about it, and telling it in writing in an unorthodox way.”

Throughout the 91 chapters plus the epilogue of the book, Arturo Perez-Reverte narrates the main events from Spain’s origin and up through the end of the Transition with a subjective view, made up of precise measures of reading, experience, and common sense. “The same view with which I write novels and articles,” says the author, “… I didn’t choose it myself; it’s the result of all those things: as one of my novel’s characters says it, it’s the vision, harsh yet frequently sweet, of someone who knows that being lucid in Spain has always entailed bitterness, loneliness, and despair.” -Arturo Perez-Reverte

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ISBN 9788420438177
Publication Date 2019/03/14
Page Number 264
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CHARTING PERIOD August_2019
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RANKING 6
RRP 18.17
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