Juan Marse

Juan Marsé (1933-2020) was a renowned Spanish novelist and journalist. Born in Barcelona, he was one of the leading figures of Spanish literature in the second half of the 20th century. Marsé's work often explored themes of post-Civil War Spain, focusing on the struggles of the working class and the complexities of social and political change. His notable works include 'Últimas tardes con Teresa' (Last Evenings with Teresa), 'Si te dicen que caí' (If They Tell You I Fell), and 'El embrujo de Shanghai' (The Shanghai Spell). He received numerous awards for his contributions to literature, including the prestigious Cervantes Prize in 2008.


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  1. 1. Last Evenings with Teresa

    The novel revolves around a young, ambitious man from the lower class who is obsessed with breaking into the higher social strata of Barcelona. He believes that his ticket to this higher society is through seducing Teresa, a naive, young girl from a well-off family. As he manipulates Teresa, he finds himself entangled in a web of deceit, lies, and unexpected feelings. The story is a gritty exploration of class, ambition, and the lengths people will go to achieve their desires.