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Title Mazurka for two dead men / Camilo José Cela ; translated by Patricia Haugaard.
Author Cela, Camilo José, 1916-2002, author.
Publication New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2019.
Description 312 pages ; 21 cm.
Series New Directions Paperbook ; 1431
New Directions paperbook ; 1431.
Note Translation of: Mazurca para dos muertos.
Text in English.
Summary Mazurka for Two Dead Men represents a culmination of the 1989 Nobel Prize winner Camilo Jose Cela's literary art. The novel was originally published in Spain in 1983 and is now presented in a fine translation by Patricia Haugaard. In 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, "Lionheart" Gamuzo is abducted and killed, an event recalled repeatedly by the widowed Adega, one of the several narrative voices. In 1939, when the war ends, Tanis Gamuzo avenges his brother. For both events, and for them only, the blind accordion player Gaudencio plays the same mazurka. Set in a backward rural community in Galicia (the author's home territory), Cela's creation is in many ways like a contrapuntal musical composition built with varying themes and moods. In alternately melancholy, humorous, lyrical, or coarse tones he portrays a reign of fools.
Subject Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Fiction.
Genre Historical fiction.
Addl. Author Haugaard, Patricia, translator.
Addl. Title Mazurca para dos muertos. English
ISBN 0811228258 (paperback) :
9780811228251 (paperback) :

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