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The Resource Books burn badly, Manuel Rivas ; translated from the Galician by Jonathan Dunne

Books burn badly, Manuel Rivas ; translated from the Galician by Jonathan Dunne

Label
Books burn badly
Title
Books burn badly
Statement of responsibility
Manuel Rivas ; translated from the Galician by Jonathan Dunne
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • glg
  • eng
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Summary
On 19 August 1936, Hercules the boxer stands on the quayside at Corua and watches Fascist soldiers piling up books and setting them alight. It is a moment which transforms a young group of friends - who just weeks before had spent their days sunbathing beneath the lighthouse - into a broken generation. Out of this incident during the early months of Spain's tragic civil war, a colourful tapestry of stories creates a panorama of twentieth-century Spanish history. For it is not only the lives of Hercules and his friends that are tainted by the unending conflict, but also those of a young washerwoman who sees souls in the clouded river water and the stammering son of a judge who uncovers his father's hidden library. As the singed pages fly away on the breeze, their stories live on in the minds of their readers.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10019069
Cataloging source
UKM
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1957-
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Rivas, Manuel
Dewey number
869.342
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Galician
Literary form
fiction
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Dunne, Jonathan
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True
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  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
Books burn badly, Manuel Rivas ; translated from the Galician by Jonathan Dunne
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2010
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
836576
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
548 pages
Isbn
9780099520337
Lccn
2011456507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780099520337
  • (OCoLC)ocn664323657
Label
Books burn badly, Manuel Rivas ; translated from the Galician by Jonathan Dunne
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2010
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
836576
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
548 pages
Isbn
9780099520337
Lccn
2011456507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780099520337
  • (OCoLC)ocn664323657

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