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Books burn badly, Manuel Rivas

Label
Books burn badly
Title
Books burn badly
Statement of responsibility
Manuel Rivas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • glg
  • eng
Summary
On 19 August 1936 Hercules the boxer stands on the quayside at Coruna and watches Fascist soldiers piling up books and setting them alight. It is a moment which transforms a young group of friends, who just weeks before had spent their days sunbathing beneath the lighthouse, into a broken generation.
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1957-
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Rivas, Manuel
Dewey number
869.342
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Galician
LC call number
PQ9469.2.R5
Literary form
novels
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  • Spain
  • Boxers (Sports)
Summary expansion
On 19 August 1936 Hercules the boxer stands on the quayside at Corua and watches Fascist soldiers piling up books and setting them alight. With this moment a young carefree group of friends are transformed into a broken generation. Out of this incident during the early months of Spain's tragic civil war, Manuel Rivas weaves a colourful tapestry of stories and unforgettable characters to create a panorama of twentieth-century Spanish history. For it is not only the lives of Hercules the boxer and his friends that are tainted by the unending conflict, but also those of a young washerwoman who sees souls in the clouded river water and the stammering son of a judge who uncovers his father's hidden library.As the singed pages fly away on the breeze, their stories live on in the minds of their readers
Label
Books burn badly, Manuel Rivas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2010
Control code
BDZ0010577067
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
548 p.
Isbn
9780099520337
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Books burn badly, Manuel Rivas
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2010
Control code
BDZ0010577067
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
548 p.
Isbn
9780099520337
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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