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Uncertain Glory by Joan Sales

Uncertain Glory

Uncertain Glory by Joan Sales
Oct 10, 2017 | 464 Pages
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“A masterwork that will seduce anew with its passion, humour, pathos and the all too-human spats of anger.”—Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times

“Apparitions, lurid dreams, and disinterred mummies litter the novel, lending it a hallucinatory quality that pairs perfectly with the darkly comic depictions of wartime absurdity.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“In this bravura novel of the Spanish Civil War 1936–39, Catalan author Joan Sales evokes its messy, devastating lived reality, but even more memorably the intense feeling of being alive which war paradoxically produces…at the novel’s core is a group of young ‘voices’, brilliantly rendered, as they rage to live.”—History Today

“Catalan writer Sales tells a multilayered story of loves, faith, friendships, and ideals tested by the Spanish Civil War in this novel banned by Franco’s censors, then published in 1956 after the author’s return from exile….Philosophical and earthy, tragic and funny, honest, raw, superb: Sales makes Hemingway seem thin, even anemic, in comparison. This book is a rich and highly recommended feast.” —Kirkus, starred review

“Magnificent…Peter Bush and MacLehose Press have done a great service in reviving this Catalan classic.”—Maya Jaggi, The Guardian
“Wonderfully readable…Uncertain Glory is a major novel that expresses the disillusion of a generation who fought a just war against fascism, but lost their idealism and youth.”—Michael Eaude, Literary Review

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