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The Resource Lord of all the dead, Javier Cercas ; translated by Anne McLean

Lord of all the dead, Javier Cercas ; translated by Anne McLean

Label
Lord of all the dead
Title
Lord of all the dead
Statement of responsibility
Javier Cercas ; translated by Anne McLean
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
'Lord of All the Dead' is a courageous journey into Javier Cercas' family history and that of a country collapsing from a fratricidal war. The author revisits Ibahernando, his parents' village in southern Spain, to research the life of Manuel Mena. This ancestor, dearly loved by Cercas' mother, died in combat at the age of nineteen during the battle of the Ebro, the bloodiest episode in Spain's history. Who was Manuel Mena? A fascist hero whose memory is an embarrassment to the author, or a young idealist who happened to fight on the wrong side? And how should we judge him, as grandchildren and great-grandchildren of that generation, interpreting history from our supposed omniscience and the misleading perspective of a present full of automatic answers, that fails to consider the particularities of each personal and family drama?
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1962-
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Cercas, Javier
Dewey number
  • 863.7
  • 863.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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1962-
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McLean, Anne
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  • Cercas, Javier
  • Ibahernando (Spain)
Label
Lord of all the dead, Javier Cercas ; translated by Anne McLean
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Spanish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780857058324
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780857058324
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Lord of all the dead, Javier Cercas ; translated by Anne McLean
Publication
Note
Translated from the Spanish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780857058324
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780857058324
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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