"Jorge Semprún packed four or five lives into one. Artist, prisoner, freedom fighter, diplomat, organizer—in his eighty-seven years he quite literally embodied the story of a whole continent. Soledad Fox's superb biography tells his story with clarity, grace, and high style, just as Semprún lived. This is an essential book, biography and history told with novelistic precision."—Jonathan Blitzer, writer for The New Yorker
La biografía definitiva de Jorge Semprún, un personaje de leyenda que atravesó el siglo XX español y europeo en primera línea.
La vie de Jorge Semprún reflète presque tous les épisodes de l'histoire de l'Europe au XXe siècle.
By addressing the political and sociological meanings of Constancia de la Mora’s communism, the author opens up further audiences among historians of twentieth-century Spain while her exploration of how, why and with what consequences de la Mora then concealed this allegiance embeds her story in the domestic political history of twentieth-century America with its central mobilising narrative of anticommunism. Professor Helen Graham, Dept. of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Biografía de Constancia de la Mora, aristócrata y republicana, una de las figuras más paradójicas de su época.
Flaubert used Cervantes' great novel as a model in his attempt to renew literature, to liberate him from the grasp of dominant literary schools. But the significance of Fox's study goes far beyond a detailed analysis of a single case in the history of literature. It is a 'comparative' study in the deepest sense of this term. The book shows how the discontent with actual literature in both cases of Cervantes and Flaubert leads first of all toward an ironic parody, distantiation from the dominant trends and later to radically new forms of artistic consciousness… The study is full of insights and is made by a very subtle and intelligent scholar who has a rare capacity not to force the material, but to listen to its voice with extraordinary respect and acumen. - Mikhail Iampolski, Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University