The best books in Spanish for the last 25 years by El Pais

50 critics, writers and booksellers from both sides of the Atlantic choose the milestones of the last quarter century.

  1. 1. 2666 by Roberto Bolano

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    2666 (2004) is the last novel written by Chilean-born novelist Roberto Bolaño. Depicting the unsolved and ongoing serial murders of Ciudad Juárez (Santa Teresa in the novel), the Eastern Front in W...


  2. 2. The Feast of the Goat: A Novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

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    Haunted all her life by feelings of terror and emptiness, forty-nine-year-old Urania Cabral returns to her native Dominican Republic - and finds herself reliving the events of l961, when the capita...

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  3. 3. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño

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    New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: to track down the obscure, vanis...

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  4. 4. Your Face Tomorrow: Fever and Spear by Javier Marías

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    A daring masterwork by Javier Marias: "Spain's most subtle and gifted writer." (The Boston Globe)

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  5. 4. Your Face Tomorrow: Dance and dream by Javier Marías

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    Jaime Deza is a Spaniard who falls in with a secret British intelligence agency that clandestinely examines subjects to determine what they will do in the future.

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  6. 4. Your Face Tomorrow: Poison, Shadow and Farewell by Javier Marias

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    Poison, Shadow and Farewell is the concluding part in Javier Marías spy trilogy masterwork, Your Face Tomorrow. Jacques Deza is back in London and once again working for the secret intelligence age...

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  7. 5. Bartleby & Co by Enrique Vila-Matas

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    A marvelous novel by one of Spain's most important contemporary authors, in which a clerk in a Barcelona office takes us on a romping tour of world literature.

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