A European in Paris. The Life of Jorge Semprún
(Ida y vuelta. La vida de Jorge Semprún)
Commercial Non-Fiction / History and Biographies
The definitive biography of a legendary figure who was on the front lines of 20th-century Spanish and European history. Semprún’s incredibly multifaceted and dramatic life offers something for all readers interested in the twentieth century. His life is the history of Europe: the Spanish Republic and Civil War, exile, the Nazi concentration camps, communism, literature, philosophy, film and Paris. This biography contrasts the events portrayed in his books with historical research and interviews with colleagues, family members, friends, politicians and intellectuals in Spain, France, Israel, the United States and Russia. It also contains photos and documents from private collections. This combination of sources will serve to more fully understand the enigmas posed by his legacy.