Isabel II was one of the most important women in the history of Spain, as well as one of the most reviled figures. Eduardo Rodríguez writes an entertaining and didactic study about the life of Isabel II of Spain, detailing the political ups and downs of her reign and explaining the context of her de..
The life of J. A. Bayona could be the script of a Spielberg film: a young Catalan born in a working class neighborhood who manages to become the first Spanish director of a blockbuster: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This book is a collection of anecdotes from the cast about the mysterious director..
Richard Ellmann has revised and expanded his definitive work on Joyce's life to include newly discovered primary material, including details of a failed love affair, a limerick about Samuel Beckett, a dream notebook, previously unknown letters, and much more. / Para escribir James Joyce, Richard El..
On the eve of the two hundredth anniversary of Jane Austen's death, take a trip back to her world as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. Worsley discovers a Jane Austen who fought for her ..
This is a biography of an intellectual, editor, and columnist, who played a relevant role in Spain during the last four decades of the twentieth century. Through numerous testimonies and documents, Jordi Gracia reconstructs the vital, intellectual, editorial and political trajectory of Javier Prader..
This book goes on a deep and analytical journey around the personal and professional career of the English composer John Williams, who is the author of famous soundtracks such as ET, Star Wars or Indiana Jones. / Este libro pretende ofrecer al lector una completa visión acerca de la figura del gran..
Is there life beyond fame? Is popularity the hardest drug for those who make it to the top? Shattered biographies of broken toys. Jaime Barrientos, journalist and writer, crumbles with surgical precision the climbs and falls, the birth, rise and defeat of those who had it all: youth, money, sex and ..
Koba the Fearful is a memoir, a chronicle, a meditation on Stalin and his legacy; a political book while remaining personal. It focuses on an important weak point of twentieth-century thought: the tolerance of Western intellectuals to communism. Between the personal start and the personal end, Amis ..
A call from Carlos Saura that put Stanley Kubrick in contact with Vicente Molina Foix, who, during twenty years of a relationship that only ended with the death of the director, translated into Spanish the dialogues of five of his films.
Una llamada de Carlos Saura puso en contacto con Stanley Kubri..
The story begins with a devastating quote: «Tito has a cerebral palsy». The Fall tells the fight on the disease of his son Tito and the attempts of a father to communicate with him and to make him walk. This is an emotional literary testimony that is far away from sentimentalism and self-pity. / El..
The Franco family S.A. It’s a financial-personal journey that goes from the family, at the beginning of the 20th century, to the democratic Spain of 2019. This book rigorously recounts the most unknown aspect of the history of the Franco clan: the secret businesses, the way they amassed their fortun..
Silvina Ocampo is one of the most exquisite, talented figures of literature in Spanish. The meaning behind much of her work is a mystery; similarly, very little is known about her private life. In this book, Mariana Enriquez looks intensely at the life of someone that lived with the desire to remain..