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Mazurka for Two Dead Men

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Mazurka for Two Dead Men by Camilo Jose Cela
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Mazurka for Two Dead Men, the culmination of Camilo Jose Cela`s literary art, opens in 1936 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War: Lionheart Gamuzo is savagely murdered. In 1939, as the war ends, his brother avenges his death. For both deaths, the blind accordion player Gaudencio plays the same mazurka. Set in backward rural Galicia, Cela's excellent novel portrays a reign of fools, and works like contrapuntal music, its themes calling and responding, alternately brutal, melancholy, funny, lyrical, and coarse.

Author Biography

Camilo Jose Cela, winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born in 1916 in Galicia in a family with aristocratic roots. His father was a Spaniard, his mother of English birth but also with some Italian blood. His medical studies were interrupted due to the civil war, after which he returned to Madrid to study law. In 1942, he published the novel that made his name, La familia de Pascual Duarte. Since then he has devoted himself entirely to literature. He lived on Mallorca for decades, starting in 1954. In 1956 and until 1979, he published the magazine, Papeles de Son Armadans in which, during the Franco era, he could give space to the young opposition. He died in 2001.
Release date Australia
December 25th, 2018
Contributor
Translated by Patricia Haugaard
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Pages
320
ISBN-13
9780811228251
Product ID
28254945

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