October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children, abandoning them to uncertainty. Crossing the fragile borders of Europe, he reflects on months of fratricidal conflict in his embattled country, his own transformation from a bricklayer's son to a respected bourgeois husband and professional, and the all-consuming love affair with an American woman that forever alters his life. A rich, panoramic portrait of Spain on the brink of civil war, In the Night of Time details the passions and tragedies of a country tearing itself apart. Compared in scope and importance to War and Peace, Munoz Molina's masterpiece is the great epic of the Spanish Civil War written by one of Spain's most important contemporary novelists.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Antonio Munoz Molina , Edith Grossman
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Imprint: Tuskar Rock
Dimensions: Width: 16.20cm , Height: 4.50cm , Length: 24.00cm
ISBN 10: 178125463
Publication Date: 02 April 2015
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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Sweeping, magisterial ... an astonishingly vivid narrative that unfolds with hypnotic intensity by means of the constant interweaving of time and memory ... Tolstoyan in its scale, emotional intensity and intellectual honesty. Economist An epic...Molina's cogent examination of war on a scale both large and small reaffirms his place as a giant of Europe's literary scene, well-worth being discovered by American readers The Daily Beast Spellbinding ... what distinguishes In the Night of Time - what makes it eye-openingly new - is its meticulous reconstruction of Spain in 1936, its attention to detail, its fusion of history and imagination, its tension between love's surrender and war's stiff resolve. Let me put it this way: Antonio Munoz Molina's novel is one of the most eloquent monuments to the Spanish Civil War ever to be raised in fiction. Washington Post What is remarkable about the book...is how much Munoz Molina manages to say about the world itself and how hypnotic his narrative becomes as he slows down time...Munoz Molina offers a force and a rare pity to the documentary evidence by his skill at orchestrating, playing tones and rhythms against each other...he approaches character with even greater tenderness, allowing for every type of weakness New York Review of Books Epic...In the Night of Time gives its subject the space it deserves and renders it vibrantly with intoxicating prose. Entertainment Weekly Superb...A simple love story at one level, a broad portrait of a nation in flames at another, and a masterwork through and through Kirkus (starred review) A War and Peace for the Spanish Civil War Publishers Weekly A large rough-cut gem of a story that lingers in one's mind. [Molina] appears to be finally getting the international attention he deserves Booklist (starred review)
Antonio Munoz Molina is the author of more than a dozen novels, among them Sepharad, A Manuscript of Ashes and In Her Absence. He is the recipient of the Jerusalem Prize, the Prince of Asturias Prize, the Planeta Prize and many others. He lives in Madrid and New York.
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