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Jordi Gracia
Miguel de Cervantes. Irony’s Conquest

(Miguel de Cervantes. La conquista de la ironía)

Biographies and Personalities / Commercial Non-Fiction

  • Published: 10/03/2016
  • ISBN: 9788430617647
  • 472 pages

  This book offers Cervantes’ life explained with a street-level knowledge, from the point of view of the writer's mind. This biography aims to strip Cervantes’ 400 years of history to approach his human and emotional dimension, his status as a strong man and an inexhaustible man of letters. He was the only writer to let us know how to understand existence as no one had understood before: from the modern crossroads of irony. A book destined to be the new reference biography of the most universal author.

About the author

Jordi Gracia has written several books about the intellectual history of modern Spain, such as La España de Franco. Cultura y vida cotidiana cowritten with M. Á. Ruiz Carnicer and La resistencia silenciosa. Fascismo y cultura en España, Anagrama Essays Award, 2004, among others.