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Beltenebros

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Convocado por una organización comunista, Darman, antiguo capitán del ejército republicano exiliado en Inglaterra, regresa a Madrid para ejecutar a un supuesto traidor. Desde la clandestinidad, emprende un periplo trepidante en pos de su víctima del que una misericordiosa cabaretera, viva imagen de una mujer a la que amó, tratará de desviarlo.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Ediciones Catedra S.A. (first published 1989)
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charta
Jan 09, 2011 charta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
«Beltenebros», narrada en primera persona por el personaje principal, nos sumerge en el mundo del espionaje y de los bajos fondos, en la trastienda de las ciudades y en los ambientes nocturnos de un Madrid localizable en los años 60. La construcción de su trama se muestra como verdadero artífice de un estilo y de un modo de escribir, es el anzuelo que atrapa al lector.
“Vine a Madrid para matar a un hombre a quien no había visto nunca” es el cortante incipit de esa novela. Estilo cinematográfico
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Jan 23, 2015 Jan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A secret agent goes on a mission to murder a defector. Along the way he meets people, familiar from earlier encounters. Many monologues interieurs. The doubt whether he does the right thing by fulfilling his assignment, grows, and those are catalysed by memories, especially when it seems he will a sort of reanact a mission he undertook long ago.
This is pretty abstract, trying not to give away to much of what's going on. The reader has to discover the meaning of many facts and the role of several
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Ana G
Jun 11, 2014 Ana G rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No me gustó tanto, pero estaba mal. No me acuerdo mucho, no me hizo impresión.
Emusam
Nov 17, 2012 Emusam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: school-lit, spanish
Incredible detective fiction novel. Story involves pre-Civil War, Civil War, and post-Civil War in Spain. The past comes back in a big way. Reminded me of watching Apocalypse Now when Martin Sheen is hanging out with Marlon Brando because it created a claustrophobic feeling.
Silvia
Lo he tenido que abandonar...no había manera de avanzar, se me ha hecho muy opesado y tengo libros acumulados pendientes, así que abandono.
David
Oct 21, 2014 David rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Antonio Muñoz Molina is a Spanish writer and, since 8 June 1995, a full member of the Royal Spanish Academy. He currently resides in New York City, United States. In 2004-2005 he served as the director of the Instituto Cervantes of New York.
He was born in the town of Úbeda in Jaén province.
He studied art history at the University of Granada and journalism in Madrid. He began writing in the 1980s a
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