This is the first authorized biography of Carlos Saura, one of the greatest geniuses of the world of cinema. This book, which is based on conversations with the director, shows us the vital and professional trajectory of an artist who has garnered the highest international recognition. / Esta es la..
Few historical figures have attracted the attention of historians as Carlos V. This biography of Emperor Charles depicts him from the standpoint of ruler, without neglecting his humanity. He was the most powerful monarch of his time; during his reign the earth was cirumnavegated by Spanish ships and..
This is the heart-wrenching story of one boy’s return to life through the power of love and faith. In these pages, readers see a parent’s resilience, the consequences of misdiagnosis, abuse at the hands of cruel caretakers, and the unthinkable duration of Martin’s mental alertness betrayed by his li..
In Destruction Was My Beatrice, modernist scholar Jed Rasula presents the first narrative history of Dada, showing how this little-understood artistic phenomenon laid the foundation for culture as we know it today. Although the venue where Dada was born closed after only four months and its acolytes..
In the work Of the Light and the Shadows: GOYA, its author, Daniel José Carrasco de Jaime, embarks on an investigation in which we are presented with a different way of understanding art. As an expert in Goya, these pages constitute a true and new illustrated corpus, which develops a new theory on h..
The great biography of Waldo de los Ríos. On March 28th, 1977, a friend found composer Waldo de los Ríos dying in his Madrid home. Investigations quickly concluded that the musician had committed suicide. What was behind the death of Waldo de los Ríos? / La gran biografía de Waldo de los Ríos. 28 d..
Auster places the spotlight on himself as the first signs of ageing prompt him to remember episodes of his life. A childhood accident while playing baseball, adolescent masturbation and his first sexual experience with a prostitute. Memories of his parents, a car accident that left his wife injured,..
This text deals with more than "just" the history. She talks about the ordinary people behind historical events, what Unamuno called "ingratiatory". It’s the story of the author, the mother of Rodrigo, any student, a traveler like so many others who lost their lives on that damn March 11, 2004 in Ma..
In August 1978, a man killed Dirk Hamer, 19, while he was sleeping. Two months after his death, his father was diagnosed with testicular cancer. It could have been a normal diagnosis, if the patient wasn’t Dr. Hamer, a doctor who began to wonder if his cancer could be related to his son's death. / ..
Blas de Lezo reached the top of the navy ranks at the youngest age in the history of the naval institution. A book which tells the experiences of this extraordinary military leader who was nicknamed "half-man" due to his mutilations; a hero that makes the Spanish people feel a deep sense of nationa..
At fifteen I knew I was gay. I swore no one would ever know. Years later I married a man. In those years, I had suffered a metamorphosis. The author tells of his discovery and contact with the gay world and the "exact value of tenderness." A work of overwhelming sincerity and exceptional literary qu..
A strong and revealing essay that represents a literary milestone, putting Leslie Jamison on the same level as Susan Sontag and Joan Didion. The author writes about her own experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose; from here she begins describin..