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Rina de Gatos, Madrid 1936 (Spanish Edition) (edition 2011)

by Eduardo Mendoza

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Title:Rina de Gatos, Madrid 1936 (Spanish Edition)
Authors:Eduardo Mendoza
Info:Planeta Publishing (2011), Paperback, 434 pages
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Riña de gatos. Madrid 1936 by Eduardo Mendoza

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Erityisen kiinnostava aikakauden kuvauksena, Espanjasta ennen sisällissotaa. ( )
  mielitekoja | Jan 23, 2014 |
Este es un libro divertido y lleno de accion en el que Eduardo Mendoza, retrata la Espana anterior a la guerra civil de una manera desenfadada. En la trama se mezclan personajes de ficcion e historicos y el relato se desarrolla siguiendo la visita de un profesor de arte ingles que se ve envuelto en tramas golpistas, una red de espionaje, el trafico ilegal de obras de arte e incluso tiene tiempo de enamorarse... Un libro facil de leer y muy entretenido. ( )
  alalba | Sep 18, 2011 |
Excellent farce set in the spring of 1936 in Madrid, during the build-up to the Spanish Civil War. Using a lost Velazquez painting as his McGuffin, Mendoza creates a satisfyingly baroque romp around a typical outsider figure, the middling British art historian Anthony Whitelands. There are some excellently coreographed chases (the episode in the house of the Marquis with Franco and the other generals is a highlight) and an engaging (and self-conscious) use of comic conventions, from bedroom antics to silly, whimsical names (although he perhaps goes too far in calling one of the British Embassy staff Lord Bumblebee...). Besides the farce, as it is usual with Mendoza, the book is a serious and intelligent analysis of the 1936 political situation. ( )
  MariaAlhambra | Jan 19, 2011 |
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Rosa estuvo a mi lado y para ella es esta fábula
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Pertenece a la extraña condición humana que toda vida podía haber sido distinta de la que fue. (José Ortega y Gasset, Velázquez)
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Un ingls llamado Anthony Whitelands llega a bordo de un tren al Madrid convulso de la primavera de 1936. Deber autentificar un cuadro desconocido, perteneciente a un amigo de Jos Antonio Primo de Rivera, cuyo valor econmico puede resultar determinante para favorecer un cambio poltico crucial en la historia de Espaa. Turbulentos amores con mujeres de distintas clases sociales distraen al crtico de arte sin darle tiempo a calibrar cmo se van multiplicando sus perseguidores: policas, diplomticos, polticos y espas, en una atmsfera de conspiracin y de algarada.An Englishman named Anthony Whitelands by train in a convulsed Madrid in the Spring of 1936. He must authenticate an unknown painting which belongs to a friend of Jos Antonio Primo de Rivera. The value of this painting could be a determining factor in favor of crucial political change in the history of Spain. Turbulent love affairs with women of different social classes distract this art critic, not leaving him time to gauge how his pursuers multiply in number: police, diplomats, politicians and spies, all in an atmosphere of conspiracy and outcry.… (more)

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