One morning in January 1979, the author found out his father had died. He then began to write La invención de la soledad, which, as he says, was the beginning of everything. Somewhere between memory, a settling of scores and the investigation of the “family novel”, this seminal work is divided in tw..
Most of Cervantes' biographers have tried to recount his character and his myth instead of the adventures of the man: the scarcity of documentary evidence about his life and the many references in his work seemed to indicate that this was the only way proceed. But the biography proposed by Professor..
On March 4, 2011, Miki Roque was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his pelvis. He died almost 16 months after being only 23 years old. During this delicate process, a soccer player help leading each of the decisions, leaving messages, teachings, moral values, and transmitting a higher energy. He e..
In his second volume of the biography of Miguel de Cervantes, professor José Manuel Lucía Megías places Cervantes on his return from captivity in Algiers, making a living as an officer of the court. He acted as a discreet messenger in Oran, a tax collector, a judge of his Majesty, and, sometimes a..
This book introduces American readers to the international literary sensation that is the six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard. It has already been anointed a Proustian masterpiece and is the rare work of literary originality that is intensely readable. / Karl Ove Knausgård está..
The biography of Cervantes is full of myths and legends. Professor José Manuel Lucía Megías, rescues the man Miguel de Cervantes in the last years of his life. This is the third volume that culminates the most current and complete biography of Miguel de Cervantes. / La biografía de Cervantes está p..
Nazario Luque Vera came to Barcelona in 1972 with the firm intention to make a living by drawing comics. The young artist lived in the libertarian Barcelona during the last years of the Franco period and the beginning of the transition: hippies, shared apartments, joints, and, above all, the air of ..
This is the portrait of 'the great Father of Waters'. Part memoir, part travelogue, it expresses the full range of Twain's literary personality and the most vivid account of the cultural and societal history of the Mississippi Valley, from 'the golden age' of steam boating to the violence wrought by..
Andrew O’Hagan presents reports exploring the idea of identity on the Internet―true, false, and in between―where your virtual self takes on a life of its own outside of reality. These fascinating pieces take us to the weirder fringes of life in a digital world while also highlighting our shared pred..
Catherine Millet, a figure of great prestige in the field of aesthetics, decided to explain her intense sex life, with a frankness and clarity that is absolutely remarkable. The result is, without doubt, one of the most daring and surprising books to come out of the erotic tradition within French li..
999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Of
On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, they were eager to report for government service. Instead, the young women—many of them teenagers—were sent to Auschwitz. / Todo c..
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Untold stories of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Catherine, and Mary Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They wrote ballads, ran coffeehouses, lived on country estates; they breathed ink dust from printing presses, and escaped human traffickers. ..