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Isabel Soler

Miguel de Cervantes: The Algier Years

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Acantilado

April 2016

128 pages

Biographies and memoirs

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Turkish (Istanbul Culture and Art Products Trade Co.)

Original Title: Miguel de Cervantes: Los años de Argel

This hybrid, innovative and fascinating text sheds light on one of the lesser known episodes in the life of Miguel de Cervantes: the five years he spent in the prisons of Algiers during which he led four breakout attempts. The reader will find accounts by direct witnesses of the time who, testifying to his exemplary behaviour and courage, deemed him worthy of the ransom paid for his release. This is a dazzling document consisting of twenty-five questions and their answers, which Isabel Soler has restructured and fused into a harmonious whole through which the different voices are interspersed. The result is a gripping biographical account of the vicissitudes of a soon-to-be great writer.

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«A hybrid, innovative and fascinating work, it gives the reader a glimpse of one of the least known episodes in the life of Miguel de Cervantes».
El Faro de Vigo

«Novelistic boldness».
Diario de Jerez

«A dazzling document».
El Faro de Vigo

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Acantilado

April 2016

1 pages

Biographies and memoirs

Translation Rights

Turkish (Istanbul Culture and Art Products Trade Co.)