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El asesino tímido

Clara Usón
El asesino tímido / The Shy Assassin

Novel, SEIX BARRAL (April 2018)

Built around suicide, which Camus considered the only truly serious philosophical problem, Clara Usón has written a novel based on her own history, full of humour, philosophy, and devastating revelations. Clara Usón explores Sandra Mozarowski’s turbulent career as an actress in Spanish nude films in the 70s, and draws parallels with her own life. The actress died at the age of 18 after throwing herself off the balcony of her home, although rumour has it she was murdered by Spain’s intelligence services ...

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Paisajes en movimiento. Literatura y cambio cultural entre dos siglos

Gustavo Guerrero
Paisajes en movimiento. Literatura y cambio cultural entre dos siglos

Non-fiction, Eterna Cadencia (March 2018)

Catedrático, crítico, editor de larga trayectoria en Gallimard y ganador del XXXVI Premio Anagrama de Ensayo, Guerrero recorre la poesía y la narrativa hispanoamericanas así como la edición en español de las últimas tres décadas, en busca de continuidades y disrupciones entre el ahora y el pasado reciente.

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Crui. Els portadors de la torxa

Joan Buades
Crui. Els portadors de la torxa

Novel, Més Llibres (March 2018)

An exploration of the limits of Evil and our individual and collective capacity to build perfect stories where life is made of darning and cracks.

Albert Lovain, 95, millionaire and Belgian philanthropist established in Mallorca, is preparing to say goodbye to life with a great family encounter. A news arrival from London, however, opens a crack (that means the 'crui' of the title) and ends up revealing its Nazi past. The tourist boom, the Francoist elites, the black holes of international finance, the mysteries of the human soul and the darkest shadows of European history are some of the main themes of the work.

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Permiso para quejarse. Lo que el dolor cuenta de ti

Jordi Montero
Permiso para quejarse. Lo que el dolor cuenta de ti / Permission to complain. What pain tells about you

Non-fiction, EDITORIAL ARIEL (February 2018)

“Emotions are what rules us, the most important element of our brain"

Dr Jordi Montero wanted to put everything he’d learned about pain in his long career as a neurologist down in black and white. The result is a fascinating book. With his down-to-earth, sometimes even irreverent style, Montero gives us permission to complain to our heart’s content. In exchange, he offers us something many doctors seem to have forgotten. He looks into our eyes as he listens to us, and once he understands what’s happening, he warmly explains the causes of our illness and all of its implications.

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Conferencias políticas

Carlos Fuentes
Conferencias políticas

Non-fiction, Fondo Cultura Económica (January 2018)

Conferencias políticas recopila algunos de los ensayos dispersos de Carlos Fuentes que datan de 1992 a 2012 y en los que el autor esboza la evolución política y social de México a través de los años al mismo tiempo que realiza un estudio de su sociedad. 

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No tienes perdón de Dios

Antonio Sarabia
No tienes perdón de Dios / La Femme de tes rêves / You Don’t Have God’s Forgiveness

Novel, Libros del Lince / Metailié (December 2017)

A posthumous book evoking the lyricism of Antonio Sarabia’s best literature

Hilario Godínez does not have God’s forgiveness. He tells himself this again and again. And it’s because he’s a loser, an idealist who chose to study letters out of a weak and unjustified literary vocation. He now writes the sports column for a newspaper in a northern Mexican town, El Sol de Hoy, and can look forward to an unstimulating professional future. His love life is no more satisfying. Shortly before his fortieth birthday, his most stable relationship is with a stranger who’s been writing him love letters for fifteen years...

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Perros que duermen

Juan Madrid
Perros que duermen / Sleeping Dogs

Novel, Alianza Editorial (December 2017)

A gripping noir novel set in the cesspits of the Francoist police force.

1938. Dimas Prado, a young and ambitious Francoist, takes over the investigation of the double murder of a teenage prostitute and a madam in a house in Burgos. His plans do not involve catching the killer, a celebrated general on the Nationalist side, but to erase every trace of the crime, clues, and witnesses. 1946. Of that crime, buried like so many other outrages after the war, there is still one final loose end...

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Colección particular

Juan Marsé
Colección particular / Private Collection

Short stories and novellas, Lumen (November 2017)

The definitive selection of the best stories by Juan Marsé, featuring unpublished material.

Juan Marsé’s literature draws on oral narrative and stories rescued from the Barcelona neighbourhoods where he grew up. The post-war period, cinema, political and cultural satire, irony and melancholy, imposture and split personality, childhood and parenthood are some of the constants found throughout his works, which make him a genuine and unique narrator.

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Diarios tempranos. Donoso in progress, 1950-1965

José Donoso
Diarios tempranos. Donoso in progress, 1950-1965 / DONOSO IN PROGRESS, 1950-1965

Biography / Memoirs, Ediciones UDP (November 2017)

This volume, edited by Cecilia García-Huidobro, focuses on the diaries from the first period (1950-1965), which record the Chilean writer’s early creative babblings and tireless self-exploration in search of a literary identity. In Diarios tempranos. Donoso in progress, we witness the miraculous intimate life of an author who is bubbling over with enthusiasm, who never gives up, who tries again and again and spurs himself on with a sentence that paints a full-body self-portrait: “I’m dying to write.”

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El reloj, el gato y Madagascar

José Luis Sampedro
El reloj, el gato y Madagascar

Non-fiction, Debate (November 2017)

El reloj, el gato y Madagascar

When this text was published for the first time in 1983, globalisation of the markets was being celebrated by most economists, led by Milton Friedman, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics. However, Sampedro’s humanistic views prevented him from joining in the generalised optimism. “Pinochet’s economic programme is excellent,” “In order to reduce inflation, unemployment will have to be increased,” said Friedman in 1982. The growing dehumanisation of economic studies seemed obvious, and Sampedro warned that by following the rules of methodological instrumentalism, the most famous economists might forget something as basic as the fact that economics is a social science. 

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