Miquel de Palol
Copèrnic / Copernicus
What if the Mr Hyde hiding inside you had his own voice and expressed out loud everything you had repressed during your whole life?
The peaceful life of Toni Radiguet, a married man with children who have already fled the nest, is turned upside down when a pimple appears on the nape of his neck.
A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes
In March 2014, Gabriel García Márquez, one of the most acclaimed writers of the twentieth century, came down with a cold. The woman who had been by his side for more than fifty years, his wife, Mercedes Barcha, was not hopeful; her husband, affectionately known as “Gabo,” was then nearly eighty-seven and battling dementia. “I don’t think we’ll get out of this one,” she told their son Rodrigo.
José María Ridao
Un imprescindible ensayo sobre las raíces de la intolerancia y sus repercusiones en la política actual.
El autor explora con enorme lucidez diversos aspectos controvertidos de la historiografía española: la negación del pasado musulmán, las consecuencias de la expulsión de judíos y moriscos de nuestro país, la imposición de una ortodoxia religiosa de tintes retrógrados, las dificultades que la tolerancia ha tenido para prosperar en España...
Mario Vargas Llosa
Dos soledades. Un diálogo sobre la novela en America Latina
“In this book there are more valuable lessons on the novelist’s craft than at any faculty of literature.” Juan Gabriel Vásquez.
In September 1967, the two young authors Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa met up in Lima to discuss Latin American literature. The former had already sold thousands of copies of One Hundred Years of Solitude. The latter had just won the Rómulo Gallegos Award for The Green House. Today they are universally considered two of the greatest exponents of literature in Spanish...
Mario Vargas Llosa
García Márquez: historia de un deicidio / García Márquez: Story of a Deicide
Consumits pel foc / Consumed by Fire
Jaume Cabré publishes a new novel, Consumits pel foc, ten years after the publication of Jo confesso (Confessions). As the press has underlined : “ The indispensable elements of Cabré’s narrative are all there, masterfully crafted: an absorbing story, characters with disturbing features, and highly literary narrative findings."
Transbordo en Moscú / Change in Moscow
The grand finale that concludes the trilogy of the Three Laws of Motion, a journey as lucid as it is hilarious through the great transformations that occurred in the second half of the 20th century.
This last book in the trilogy is set in the years when Barcelona was preparing for its Olympic metamorphosis and Catalonia was going through a period of passionate nationalist exaltation, and when Spain threw itself into the arms of the easy-money culture...
Notas para unas memorias que nunca escribiré
El pensamiento y la intimidad de uno de los grandes escritores españoles de hoy y el retrato de un país en un año muy especial.
«Uno de los libros más esperados de la temporada [de la mano de] una de las grandes voces de la literatura española del siglo XX.» Víctor Fernández, La Razón
Our innate desire to learn defines us as a species.
What we should teach the new generations is an ongoing daily debate in many quarters, though it is rarely related to the life and society we long for. We all know, but we often forget that a philosophical approach and a critical spirit are perennial requisites for the future, however unpredictable the latter may be.
Independencia / Independence
Melchor Marín is back, the maverick, ill-starred hero of the best-selling Terra Alta
Melchor Marín became a police officer for just one reason: to avenge the murder of his mother...