New Titles

Non fiction, ANAGRAMA (May 2019)

In 1977, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán wrote this concise and insightful dictionary, in which he tackled Franquism as a historical, political, sociological and even aesthetic reality: we now recover it with scathing illustrations by Miguel Brieva that underline the disturbing persistence of the Franquist presence in the present.

Diccionario del franquismo is an essential review that...

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Novel, PLAZA & JANÉS, (May 2019)

In August 1939, Pablo Neruda organized the departure of the Winnipeg, the legendary ship that sailed from France to Chile with two thousand Spanish refugees aboard, fleeing the brutal repression of the Franco regime.

Based on that historical event, which Pablo Neruda would remember as “his most beautiful poem,” Isabel Allende tells the gripping tale of a pregnant pianist and a...

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Illustrated, LIBROS DEL ZORRO ROJO (May 2019)

The value of the twelve odes that make up this Bestiario does not lie in the fabulousness of the animals that it comprises, but in the transversal journey of the work in which the deepest character of the poet unfolds. He shows his love towards America as a whole, that "trembling homeland" where the creatures that, on the one hand, testify to their vital fascination and,...

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Non-Fiction, RECORD (May 2019)

The Portuguese language in a luminous writing, in a book of memories in the line of Livro das horas. A narrative of reflections about life and death, about human relationships, love, passion and belonging in a literary exercise of rare beauty.

Uma furtiva lágrima gathers thoughts, reflections, memories, aphorisms and confessions.

“[…] Literature pure, authentic, honest, born from the...

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Memoir, PEISA (April 2019)

Permiso para retirarme is the literary farewell of Alfredo Bryce Echenique, who announces his retirement from the creative field after more than five decades of delighting his readers and building a lasting literary work.

Composed of five sections, this third volume of the antimemoirs presents us with an uncensored, intimate and reflexive Bryce, who declares his surrendered admiration for...

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Novel, DESTINO (April 2019)

A beautiful story that takes us into the depths of art and emotions.

The narrator of La rama que no existe is a Science teacher in a high school. He leads a very anodyne life: without artistic incentives, or not even vital, although with great observation skills.

Everything changes when he meets Claudia, the new and enigmatic literature teacher who has arrived to his institute. He will...

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Graphic Novel, RESERVOIR BOOKS (April 2019)

The new edition of Soldiers of Salamis, an essential novel of the 21st century, thoroughly revised by the author and topped by an illuminating epilogue written by himself.

The graphic edition of an essential novel in the Spanish narrative. Towards the end of the civil war there was, close to the border with France, a shooting of prisoners from the Franco dictatorship. One...

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Novel, DESTINO, (March 2019)

In a Barcelona governed by corrupt politicians, dishonest developers, and all manner of opportunists and swindlers, Serafí Serratosa receives an unexpected job offer. His friend, Baltasar, who’s now the city’s deputy mayor, offers him a chief of staff position so he can put an end to corruption.

However, it won’t take ten minutes for Serafí to discover that the job is about protecting...

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Essay, DEBOLSILLO (March 2019)

These pages offer a wide sample of the articles, prologues and essays published by Belén Gopegui over the last two decades; also of her talks, conferences and public events. The volume builds a framework of ideas and behaviors in which the poetics of one of the most singular and outstanding voices of contemporary Hispanic narrative has been forged. Poetics that, according to Damián...

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Anthology, BLACKIE BOOKS, (March 2019).

The life and works of an ingenious author who overcame poverty, hunger, war, death and depression during the worst moments of the 20thcentury Spain, with only one weapon to defend himself: laughter. Edited and selected by Jorge de Cascante.

“Solemnity is to blame for all human misfortune. If all people knew how to laugh at themselves, there would be no wars, violence, or...

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