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La forma de las ruinas, Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Label
La forma de las ruinas
Title
La forma de las ruinas
Statement of responsibility
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
In 2014, a man is apprehended at a museum in Bogotá trying to steal the suit that an assassinated politician wore on the day of his death. What is behind--and what is the link between--the 1914 attacks against Colombian senator Rafael Uribe Uribe--who would inspire García Márquez to create Aureliano Buendía from One Hundred Years of Solitude, the leader of the Liberal Party Jorge Eliecer Gaitán--whose death in 1948 would blow up the history of Colombia, and JFK in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963? Carlos Carballo, the protagonist of this story, is a man obsessed with the past who looks for signs and clues to unravel history's secrets and lies. What happens if you look at all these crimes together? Is it possible that they might hold an answer? Juan Gabriel Vásquez, the author-narrator of the novel, had a strange privilege: to hold in his hands the mortal remains of those two politicians whose assassinations affected the 20th century in Colombia. This novel stems from that moment in his life. Those are the ruins described in the title. This is a tale about criminal investigations, but also about the relationship that we establish with the past and with political conspiracies, both real and imaginary. Why do they fascinate us? Why do we insist on searching for hidden culprits in the violent acts that have impacted our history? How do we inherit them even if they happened before we were born? By including himself as a narrator in a fiction work, Vásquez uses events in his own life--from the births of his daughters to the way that he came to hold the remains of two murdered men--to reflect about these topics
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1973-
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Vásquez, Juan Gabriel
Dewey number
863.7
Index
no index present
Language note
In Spanish
Literary form
novels
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  • Alfaguara (Firm)
  • Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
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  • Conspiracy
  • Criminal investigation
  • Investigacion criminal
  • Novela
Label
La forma de las ruinas, Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
El hombre que hablaba de fechas infaustas -- Reliquias de muertos ilustres -- Un animal herido -- ¿Por qué te enorgulleces? -- La herida grande -- La investigación -- ¿Quiénes son? -- El juicio -- La forma de las ruinas
Control code
ocn936005895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Primera edición en México: enero de 2016.
Extent
547 p.
Isbn
9786073139687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)936005895
Label
La forma de las ruinas, Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
El hombre que hablaba de fechas infaustas -- Reliquias de muertos ilustres -- Un animal herido -- ¿Por qué te enorgulleces? -- La herida grande -- La investigación -- ¿Quiénes son? -- El juicio -- La forma de las ruinas
Control code
ocn936005895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Primera edición en México: enero de 2016.
Extent
547 p.
Isbn
9786073139687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)936005895

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