Search Results: "Antonio Muñoz Molina"


BOOK REVIEW

IN HER ABSENCE by Antonio Muñoz Molina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2007

"A sly, supremely stylish entertainment."
A celebrated Spanish author (Sepharad, 2003, etc.) contemplates identity and desire in this smartly amusing novella. Read full book review >

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IN THE NIGHT OF TIME by Antonio Muñoz Molina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A simple love story at one level, a broad portrait of a nation in flames at another, and a masterwork through and through."
Superb novel of the Spanish Civil War, ranking among the best of the many books written about that conflict. Read full book review >

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SEPHARAD by Antonio Muñoz Molina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Beautifully constructed and very rich but, still, tales with a narrow focus that may seem foreign and strange to the majority of American readers."
Seventeen stories, most portraying historical figures trapped in the political convulsions of the 1930s and '40s, by award-winning Spanish novelist Muñoz Molina. Read full book review >

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A MANUSCRIPT OF ASHES by Antonio Muñoz Molina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A wearying, headache-inducing exercise in 'literary' mystery."
Specters from the Spanish Civil War and the ghost of tragic love haunt the latest from award-winning Molina (In Her Absence, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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LIKE A FADING SHADOW by Antonio Muñoz Molina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A tragically poetic study of the calamity that set back the civil rights movement."
In the days after his assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a frantic James Earl Ray knocks around Lisbon. Read full book review >

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GRAY SKIES TOMORROW by Silvia Molina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

Frankly autobiographical short novel about Molina's doomed youthful affair with Mexican poet JosÇ Carlos Becerra. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The author's shrewd insights into international relations, national politics and human nature make this a valuable text even for readers who have rarely thought about Chile."
Searing account of life in Chile under the general who overthrew a socialist president in 1973, then hung onto power through internal terrorism for nearly two decades. Read full book review >

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ANTONIO ITURBE
by James McDonald

There was a question that Antonio Iturbe just couldn’t get out of his head. Tucked away in Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night, amid detailed accounts of the world’s most famous libraries, such as that at Alexandria and Washington, D.C.’s Library of Congress, he’d come across mention of a secret library that was maintained in the most unexpected ...


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THE SUMMER OF DEAD TOYS by Antonio Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Ending with a teaser for the next novel featuring Inspector Salgado, this book gets the series off to a great start."
A teenage boy in Barcelona falls out a window to his death; whether he slipped or was pushed is only one of the gripping questions facing Inspector Héctor Salgado in this penetrating, atmospheric mystery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Awareness may be mostly mystery, but Damasio shapes its hints and glimmerings into an imaginative, informed narrative."
Damasio (Director/Univ. of Southern California Brain and Creativity Inst.; Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, 2003, etc.) seeks to understand "the mystery of consciousness." Read full book review >