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The Valley of the Fallen = El Valle de los Caídos

Author: Carlos Rojas; Edith Grossman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Margellos world republic of letters book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rojas re-creates the nineteenth-century corridors of power and portrays the relationship between Goya and King Fernando VII, a despot bent on establishing a cruel regime after Spain's War of Independence. Goya obliges the king's request for a portrait, but his depiction not only fails to flatter but reflects a terrible darkness and grotesqueness. More than a century later, transcending conventional time, Goya  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Novels
Fiction
History
Translations
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Named Person: Francisco Goya; Ferdinand, King of Spain; Ferdinand, King of Spain; Francisco Goya; Francisco Goya; Ferdinand, Roi d'Espagne
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos Rojas; Edith Grossman
ISBN: 9780300217964 030021796X
OCLC Number: 1002129847
Notes: Translation of: El Valle de los Caídos.
Includes timeline.
Description: viii, 296 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Margellos world republic of letters book.
Other Titles: Valle de los Caídos
Responsibility: Carlos Rojas ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.

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Acclaimed translator Edith Grossman brings to English-language readers Rojas's imaginative vision of Francisco de Goya and the reverberations of his art in Fascist Spain  Read more...

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"Entwining different timelines, Carlos Rojas's The Valley of the Fallen links Goya's prophetic visions to the modern history of Spain and the life of his biographer."- Ben Eastham, TLS

 
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