Galardonada en con el Premio de la Crítica, El embrujo de Shanghai es una estremecedora fábula sobre los sueños y las derrotas de niños y adultos. Editions for El embrujo de Shanghai: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback. El embrujo de Shanghai. Front Cover. Juan Marsé. Debolsillo, – Fiction – pages Bibliographic information. QR code for El embrujo de Shanghai.

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It would be the first of a long list of awards, including the Premio Biblioteca Breve, Premio Planeta and Premio Nacional, which would culminate in with his winning the Premio Cervantes.

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The post-war period, cinema, political and cultural satire, irony and melancholy, imposture and split personality, childhood and parenthood are some of the constants found throughout his works, which make him a genuine and unique narrator.

Even though he detests the movies made by the director and producer requesting his services, an author famous for depicting the moral ruin of the post-war period in his novels reluctantly accepts a job to write a screenplay about a true case from s Barcelona. The crime occurred at the Delicias Cinema, where a prostitute was murdered in the projection room, strangled with movie tape while the public attended a premiere of Gilda.

During the research process, the writer will discover that sometimes, in real life, crimes lack meaning, and their protagonists are not always heroes or antiheroes, something not everyone seems willing to tolerate in fiction. He does so at the request of Mrs.

In Ringo’s Barcelona, life endures in the shadow of civil war – the Fascist regime oversees all. Inspired by glimpses of Hollywood glamour, he finds his own form of resistance, escaping into myths of his own making, recast as a heroic cowboy or an intrepid big-game hunter.


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But when he finds himself inveigled as a go-between into an affair far beyond his juvenile comprehension, he is forced to turn from his interior world and unleash his talent for invention on the lives of others.

David’s alcoholic father, who shangyai being pursued for political reasons, has deserted David and his attractive red-haired mother.

David inhabits a fantasy world, fuelled by the films he sees at his local cinema and by images of war —Spitfires crashing into the embtujo, the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima— and by the image of an RAF pilot whose photograph is pinned syanghai his bedroom wall. David and his friend spend their time collecting detachable lizards’ tails; symbolic of the detachment and uncertainty which characterises their young lives in troubled post-war Spain.

To reconquer this lovely lady of the upper-middle class, he decides to pass himself off as a southern Spanish immigrant named Faneca, and approach her with new manly airs. Last Evenings with Teresa constitutes one of the milestones of mid th century Spanish narrative.

On these marsse, we witness the birth of one of the most powerful, enduring literary geographies of our time, post-war Barcelona sshanghai against the quiet light of memory. And we also encounter two characters whose long, happy coexistence with several generations of readers has turned them into mythical figures, the ideal embodiment of their time: Their love story reflects all the contradictions of an era, the splendour and misery of the social classes, the naivety of easy commitment, and the bitterness and resentment of losers, those inhabitants of an inner exile in which, forged by so many defeats, they still embtujo like children.


In Historia de detectives Detective Storyfour boys in a dented, rusty Lincoln give marsf rein to their fantasies. A scathing, ironic, pathetic and often funny critique of the stubborn bravery of a Francoist soldier is portrayed in Teniente Bravo.

On his seventh birthday, Lucas receives a very special gift: His first case is just around the corner: Incluye dos discos de vinilo: El embrujo de Shanghai, La muchacha de las bragas de oro, La oscura historia de la prima Montse, Skip to main content.

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