The Forging of a Rebel

The Forging of a Rebel

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Publisher's Synopsis

This astonishing autobiographical trilogy-hailed by George Orwell and Gabriel Garcìa Márquez-is "the most definitive and personal account of Spain's history during . . . the 20th century" (Guardian).

The Forging of a Rebel is an unsurpassed account of Spanish history and society from early in the twentieth century through the cataclysmic events of the Spanish Civil War.

Arturo Barea's masterpiece charts the author's coming-of-age in a bruised and starkly unequal Spain. These three volumes recount in lively detail Barea's daily experience of his country as it pitched toward disaster: we are taken from his youthful play and rebellion on the streets of Madrid, to his apprenticeship in the business world and to the horrors he witnessed as part of the Spanish army in Morocco during the Rif War. The trilogy culminates in an indelible portrait of the Republican fight against Fascist forces in which the Madrid of Barea's childhood becomes a shell and bullet-strewn warzone.

Combining historical sweep and authority with poignant characterization and novelistic detail, The Forging of a Rebel is a towering literary and historical achievement.

Book information

ISBN: 9781782274940
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Imprint: Pushkin Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 946.08092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 752
Weight: 626g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 47mm