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Javier Cercas: A moving snapshot of a dramatic moment in Spanish history

Sep 09, 2011 07:00 pm
Literatures of the World
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
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Javier Cercas's »Anatomy of a Moment« (2011) is a historical drama: on February 23rd 1981, a paramilitary unit of the Guardia Civil stormed the parliament and for seventeen hours, Spanish democracy hovered on the brink. Cercas investigates the background of the attempted coup and the motivations of three politicians who became the protagonists of this historical event.

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